Holy Island cafe and gift shop under new ownership

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A Holy Island café and gift shop has been sold for an undisclosed sum just four weeks after coming to the market.

Oasis Coffee & Gift Shop was run for 19 years by Susan Massey, who has now retired.

It has been bought by Ross and Ellen Dougal, founders of Ross Dougal Fish Merchant, which supplies many businesses on Holy Island.

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They said: “We had been looking to expand our business portfolio for some time and as frequent suppliers to the local hotels and restaurants on the Island, we were delighted when the opportunity arose to purchase the coffee shop.

The Oasis cafe and gift shop on Holy Island.The Oasis cafe and gift shop on Holy Island.
The Oasis cafe and gift shop on Holy Island.

"We will continue to supply the same type of food that Sue did so successfully along with enhancing the menu by offering various daily specials. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the coffee shop in the future.”

The sale was handled by Andrew Birnie from specialist business property adviser Christie & Co.

Mrs Massey said: “The sale of the coffee shop went through smoothly and quickly thanks to Andrew and his team at Christie & Co. I wish the Dougal family all the best in their new venture.”

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Mr Birnie said: “Businesses rarely come to the market here and when they do there is always pent up demand, so we had instant interest locally and from afar, which resulted in a sale within four weeks.

“I’m pleased to have sold the business for Sue to allow her to take very well earned retirement, but I’m sure she will pop into the shop from time to time. I wish the best of luck to the new owners.”

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