The oldest bakery in Montrose closes its doors this week with another established Angus bakery taking over the shop.
William J. Johnston Bakers and Confectioner, on Castle Street, shuts its doors for the final time on Saturday (July 26) after 85 successful years of service in the town.
Pie Bob’s Bakery, from Arbroath, will be taking over the premises and creating new jobs for local people.
The Review reported that the Johnston Bakery would not be turned into another bakers as it has been bought by a company. However, in a quick deal the company have leased the property to Neil Elford, owner of Pie Bob’s in Arbroath.
He said: “We are proud to be coming to Montrose. It is a big step for us. We have a lot of customers in the Montrose area. I am glad that we are taking over a family bakery that is been in business for 85 years, as that is what we are, a family bakery,
“I’m proud to say we bake everything ourselves. We don’t sell anything we don’t make ourselves and we use local suppliers where we can.”
He added: “We will be taking on more staff in the new shop in Montrose, creating around six to eight jobs, which