A Scottish shop that sells its own line of dog food – Lammermuir Crunch – has scooped an award for its 75-year-old owner.
Dunbar Pet Food and Wildbird Care was among the winners at the Edinburgh Business Awards. Owner Robin McEwan was delighted to win the best pet care business for Edinburgh and the Lothians.
He told the East Lothian Courier: “I thought I would go along to the awards for a look and all the different sections came up – cafes, restaurants and all different shops.
“When it came to my section, I had my back to the screen and somebody said ‘You better look round quick, there is your name!’. There were six of us in for it and I won it.
“I was chuffed to bits because that is 35 years that I have been here now. To win something like that is quite an honour, especially when there are big shops in Edinburgh and round about.
“I know I do give a good service and have customers from all over the country: Fife, West Lothian, Lanarkshire, the Borders.”
Robin set up the business, on the town’s West Port, within weeks of retiring from the police force after working in Haddington as a constable.
“At the time, there was nobody selling pet food in Dunbar, nothing concentrated, and I got the shop organised, got suppliers and started my wee shop not having a clue what I was doing and learning as I went along,” he told the Courier.