The Arran Creamery Cheese Shop will have a new operator from Monday (7 February).
Sally Home, former co-ordinator at the Torrylinn Creamery, becomes the sole operator of the cheese shop, following a deal with the site's owners, First Milk.
The shop, which will be renamed The Arran Creamery Cheese Shop, will promote local food with local provenance.
A range of award-winning Isle of Arran Dunlop cheese, handmade at the Torrylinn Creamery to time-honoured traditions, will take centre stage in the shop.
"There has always been a loyal support for the creamery shop on Arran and I am hoping that I can build on this and welcome both existing and new customers, who can enjoy high quality, genuine local produce.
Purchases can be made directly in the Kilmory based creamery shop or orders can be placed over the phone or via email. Delivery arrangements for island businesses can also be discussed.
"I am very excited and a little bit nervous about taking over the shop as this is my first venture into managing my own business," said Sally, who has lived on the island for three years.
The store will continue to offer ice cream and milk from Arran Dairies; oatcakes from the island's bakery, Woolleys and preserves from Pattersons of Arran. Also being introduced in the store to complement the traditional Arran Dunlop will be the delicious Bellview produced cheeses Arran Mist and Arran Blue. Both cheeses are made using milk from Arran's three dairy farmers.
Sally also intends to offer a range of hot drinks, juices and snacks to both local and passing trade, especially cyclists and walkers, who will be able to grab a quick coffee or enjoy a 'breather' before they head off on their travels around the island.
"Having spoken to locals and visitors, I know they would welcome somewhere to pick up a tea or coffee and a simple snack on their travels so I am introducing this new line in response to market demand," she added.
The Arran Creamery Cheese Shop. Kilmory will be open 10am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
From June to September, the store will also open on a Saturday morning from 10am – 1pm.
To contact The Arran Creamery Cheese Shop, you can call 01770 870204 or email email@example.com
Ends For further information, please contact Jill Coyle, communications manager, 0141 847 6884 or 07825 625025.
1 February 2011