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Harry Gow Bakery offers new delivery service to parts of the Black Isle after strong public response to news it was closing its retail shops during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic


By Philip Murray


The Harry Gow outlet at North Kessock.
The Harry Gow outlet at North Kessock.

POPULAR demand has prompted Harry Gows to introduce a delivery service – just a day after the firm announced the closure of its retail shops during the coronavirus outbreak.

Yesterday's announcement sparked sadness among fans of their baked goods.

And the strength of that response has prompted the firm to "dust down the classic Harry Gow delivery van" to provide a delivery service within a six mile radius of Inverness city centre, which includes a part of the Black Isle.

It means that bread fans who cannot get enough of their loaves will not have to go without during the lockdown.

Confirming the good news on Twitter a short time ago, the business said: "You asked, and we listened!

"As you all know, we made the difficult decision yesterday to close all of our retail bakery shops to protect our customers, our staff and the NHS.

"At Harry Gow, we understand the importance of keeping vital, local supply lines open for essential bakery products at this time – so we have come up with a solution and decided to dust down the classic Harry Gow delivery van (not literally)!

"We will be offering a delivered package at £12.50 which will include:

  • 1 x sliced white pan bread
  • 1 x sliced brown pan bread
  • 2 x morning rolls (4 pack)
  • 1 x brown rolls (4 pack)
  • 1 x butteries (4 pack)

"For now, these deliveries will be offered to those staying in the Inverness area only. This is to gauge uptake against our capacity so that we can avoid any disappointment.

"You can order your bakery pack by calling us between 8am and 1pm, Monday-Friday on 01463 794939.

"You might wonder, why is the lead time from ordering so long? The secret ingredient to proper bread is time,so we need to be patient. But we promise it will be worth the wait! Not to mention it’ll all be fresh, fresh, fresh when you get it so you can easily pop it in the freezer!"

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