One of the North-east’s best-known bakeries, which supplies goods to the royals, is selling a handful of its stores – including its head office.
Chalmers Bakery is advertising a number of its shops on a commercial property website ranging from £35,000 to £135,000 for the freehold.
Stores on Castle Street and George Street in Aberdeen are marked as being under offer while its shops on the city’s Great Northern Road and Auchmill Road, including the address listed as the firm’s head office, are said to be available now.
It is understood the firm has gradually closed doors across the city over the last few months leading to a number of redundancies.
Company director Pamela Chalmers refused to respond to repeated requests for comment.
The bakery, which holds a royal warrant, still retains shops in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, including its newly refurbished premises in Ballater which was struck by Storm Frank in 2016 and had to undergo an extensive refit before reopening in November last year.
During the last 62 years the family firm has been a familiar fixture in the North-east after it was founded in March 1956 by Sheila Chalmers and her husband Ronald.