An Aberdeen fishmonger has announced its closure due to soaring costs.
Jack Taylor, a fish processing firm in Fraserburgh, opened the shop on Old Meldrum Road in Bucksburn in 2015.
The 50-year-old business opened up the shop after receiving £85,000 of diversification funding from Bank of Scotland.
But now the team has announced the shop will shut as costs have become “too much to sustain”.
It will close for the final time on Saturday November 26.
‘We have done our best to stay affordable’
In a post on social media, the shop team wrote: “Our prices have literally stayed the same over the years despite rising costs. We have done our best to stay affordable.
“Unfortunately with the rising cost of living for everyone means there’s not so much spare cash going around to spend.
“Our rising costs as a small business is just becoming too much to sustain now. Thank you for your custom and support.”
The closure will mean yet another north-east business is cutting back due to rising expenses in the cost-of-living crisis.
They say they will stay open to sell the remaining items in the shop, including tartare sauce and oatmeal. Customers will also be able to put in their last orders.
The fish is sourced from the Peterhead and Fraserburgh fish markets before heading for processing.
Customers say goodbye
Customers have been posting online to share their dismay at the news.
Phyllis Nicol wrote on Facebook: “So sad to hear about the loss of the best fishmonger and the jobs. Will really miss your produce. Good luck for the future and many thanks for the marvellous produce over the years.”
Rhona Shepherd commented: “So sorry to read this absolutely love the fish from here.”
Moira Duncan wrote: “This news is so sad, another small business gone. I will miss your shop the staff are always friendly and helpful.”
Ceeanne Loutts posted: “So sorry. I can totally relate, to you guys. Sad to hear you’re going and I wish you the very best in whatever comes next.”