Bigton Community ShopAssociate Member
The Bigton Community Shop is a well-stocked shop providing high quality produce, locally sourced where possible with regular deliveries of fresh meat, fish, baked goods, fruit and vegetables.
The Bigton Shop is a community enterprise and staffed principally by volunteers from the local community. The ethos of our community shop is to involve everyone and provide opportunities for older people to volunteer and learn new skills and maintain a community connection. We provide an opportunity for young people to have a part-time job, introducing them to the world of employment and connecting to a wide age range of the community.
The shop provides a wide range of grocery items, fresh fish, meat, fruit, vegetables and bread staples for the local community. We aim to support local producers and source as much of our produce locally where possible, including arts and crafts. We stock bread and baked products from Sandwick Bakery, Waas Bakery, Voe Bakery and Skibhoul Bakery; fresh meat from Anderson Butchers and Scalloway Meat Company Ltd and fish from Blydoit. We stock local tatties, fresh local eggs and Kirkhoull Strawberries, and our milk is supplied by Shetland Farm Dairies. We have a range of beers supplied by Valhalla Brewery and Lerwick Brewery and are currently looking at stocking Shetland Reel Gin and Blackwood Vodka.
We are working towards the shop being accessible to all with wheelchair access, we are situated across the road from public toilets, we are a dementia friendly shop and are presently working on being an autism friendly shop.
We are committed to promoting healthy eating and the shop participates in Healthy Start, the UK Government Health Scheme that helps pregnant women, new mums and young children in low income families to support them to eat healthily and develop good habits for the future
We are also a collection point for the Shetland Foodbank.
The shop is located close to St. Ninian’s Isle, a well-known beauty spot which is also of historical interest, attracting visitors from near and far who look to buy a treat of ice-cream and snacks.