The Lewis-based fresh vegetables and fruit business, The Veggie Box, is taking a fortnight off…after running an intense local delivery service throughout the lockdown period.

Iona and Ruaraidh said yesterday (Saturday August 8): "As most of you will know, we used to hold our market in Perceval Square on a Friday, but due to Covid-19 related delivery changes  we had to bring things forward a day."  These Thursday stalls were recently restarted after replacing a solely pick-up and delivery operation based in Clintons Yard.

"However, our supplier has told us that everything is now reverting back to delivery days as pre-March, which now means the stall will be back in the square on a Friday.

"Due to the changeover, we had planned to take a week off, just to get everything back in sync, however due to some non-Covid related ongoing issues with Iona, we are having to look at having the next two weeks off.

"This means that our next stall will be in Perceval Square on Friday 28th of August. We will email everyone on Thursday 27th with that week's price list.

"Iona and I would like to thank you all for your help, understanding and support over the last five months and we look forward to seeing you all on the 28th."