Butcher shop a cut above

Seven generations of the Skelly family have kept a butchers' business through more than 200 years of service to the community of Berwick.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 17 August, 2018, 11:03
A 2010 picture of John and father Stuart Skelly of butchers W.R.Skelly & Son in Berwick.

Last Tuesday, John Skelly, of WR Skelly and Sons, was presented with the Small Business of the Year prize awarded by Berwick Rotary Club.

Chris Hardie, who retired as club president last month, said it was a remarkable effort and would give a boost to the beleaguered Marygate. It was fantastic to keep a firm going so long.

Mr Hardie urged the townspeople to use the facilities if they wanted to keep them going.

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The club was thanked by John.

Berwick Rotary Club’s Large Business of the Year award went to Tustain Motors, and the Jubilee Trophy, to a person who has made a significant contribution to the town, went to Lee Mace, who created the wooden boat sculpture by the River Tweed.