Published: 22/06/2011 17:38 - Updated: 22/06/2011 17:47

Grants of Dornoch goes on market

Grants of Dornoch - for sale
Grants of Dornoch - for sale
Long established family business Grant’s of Dornoch has gone on the market.

The firm has a long history dating back to 1825 when it was founded by John Grant who delivered meat by cart from Achosnich in Birichen to Dornoch.

It has since been run by successive generations of Grants and has seen many changes.

In the early 1900s the business re-located to the distinctive corner building it still occupies in the town’s Cathedral Square.

And in 1976 Donald Grant and his cousin and partner, Glen Grant, expanded it from a butcher’s shop to the current store.

Barbara Morrison, the great-great-grandaughter of founder John Grant and daughter of Donald Grant, was enlisted into family firm in 1976 and was joined by her husband, Sandy Morrison, in 1995.

Barbara’s brother, Stuart, continues to make Grant’s famous black pudding using their great-grandmother’s recipe.

The store enjoys the support of many loyal customers in the Dornoch area and well beyond.

But Barbara says that she and Sandy feel the time is right for them to retire.

She said: "Having enjoyed some time off in the past year, Sandy and I have decided that we would like to retire and enjoy our hobbies – cycling and golf."

The business is being marketed by Bruce and Company who describe it as a "superb lifestyle business in one of Scotland’s most beautiful and historic towns."

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