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New owners for Sound Service Station

Sound Service Station has been taken over by J&G Shetland. Photo: Shetnews/Neil Riddell

A PETROL station and community shop in the Sound area of Lerwick is set for a new lease of life after being taken over.

J&G Shetland Ltd, which owns the Alex Morrison’s shop at Freefield, has taken over Sound Service Station from Neil and Linda Kerr.

The couple have now retired after operating the service station, located not far from Tesco’s Lerwick supermarket, for several decades.

Jordan Thomason of J&G Shetland, which officially took over management of the petrol station and shop on Monday, told BBC Radio Shetland he felt it had a lot of potential.

“The shop is a really busy little shop, and it works really well at the moment,” he said.

“It’s got a lot of potential, and we’re looking to take in local butcher meat, because it does a lot of trade in local produce, so we want to try and further that.

“There’s a lot we feel we can do to bring the shop to the next level, so we’re excited to get in and looking forward to the challenge.”