Monday, 8 August 2016

Walls to Waas

Take a last look at the sign - for the well-known bakery in Walls, Shetland, which has been run by Charlie Hodge (below) since 1987. The concern, employing ten people, has been taken over by an American company led by Bruce Gilardi whose family connections with Shetland go back to the 1700s.

The name has been changed to Wass in order to reflect local pronunciation and indicate the change in emphasis of the products. Read about the plans - for a new range which will include the specialist artisan breads - in Shetland News.
Scottish Islands Explorer - looks forward to sampling the range
Digital Edition: delivered to Shetland, the 'States at same speed

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