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New owner swoops to save Buckie bakery from closure


By Alan Beresford

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A BUCKIE bakery which looked to have closed its doors for the last time has been reprieved.

Joyce's bakery on the town's East Church Street announced via its Facebook page that they were closing due to the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown.

However, Saturday saw Ronnie and Joyce Thain, who ran the shop, announce that Buckie man Glen Campbell had taken it over.

Mr and Mrs Thain said on the firm Facebook page: "He [Mr Campbell] plans to continue the traditional recipes also adding his twist to new lines.

"We would like to wish Glen all the best and hope for your continued support for the future.

"I will be continuing with my cakes as a independent business elsewhere watch this space."

Mr Campbell, who works offshore and previous ran Events4u catering, thanked the great many people who had wished him well in his new venture.

"I am overwhelmed by the community support in response to the news release.

"In the next few days a new Facebook page will be designed and put up to follow.

"The shop will open soon and start operating under the Scottish law deadlines regarding the corona 19 virus, and will open at reduced hours and a delivery service will be offered during these times.

"Watch this space for exciting new lines, home bakes, ready made meals by myself, great selection of home bakes.

"In these times this can be hard starting out and I will be there to serve you as a business for our community."

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