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More Buckie firms hit by Covid-19 crisis


By Alan Beresford

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TWO more Buckie businesses have closed their doors as the impact of the Covid-19 emergency continues to hit local firms hard.

The coronavirus crisis has caused two more Buckie businesses to close.
The coronavirus crisis has caused two more Buckie businesses to close.

Joyce's bakery and the Fry Inn – both on the town's East Church have announced they are to shut.

In a statement on the firm's facebook page, the owners said: "After a lot of soul searching and discussion with staff, we have decided that it is financially impossible to carry on.

"Therefore, Joyce's will cease trading in its present form.

"Thanks you everyone, both customers and suppliers, for your support over the years.

Most importantly our staff who made it all possible."

Over at the Fry Inn's, the closure is temporary for the duration of the emergency measures.

Their Facebook page thanked staff and customers for their loyal support, adding: "We hope to see you all again in the near future once all of this is over with."

Food shops and takeaway outlets are among a strictly controlled list of outlets allowed to remain open during the Covid-19 crisis in aid to restrict the spread of the virus and thereby reduce the impact of coronavirus cases on the NHS.

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