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Hay’s Dock Café Restaurant Closure

Published: 03 November 2018

Hay’s Dock Café Restaurant, in the Shetland Museum and Archives, has closed in the face of recent, very challenging trading conditions.  The decision was taken with regret, but the business is not currently profitable.

The staff and trustees of the Shetland Amenity Trust are now considering all the options available to ensure that visitors to the Shetland Museum and Archives have access to refreshments during their visits.  Until new arrangements can be put in place, visitors will be advised of the café facilities available at Mareel, a short walk away, and other premises in Lerwick.  The Trust meanwhile wishes to thank all the many customers who have enjoyed eating at the café-restaurant.

Shetland Amenity Trust is the sole shareholder in Hay’s Dock Café Restaurant.  Five staff at the restaurant are to be made redundant; no employees of the Shetland Amenity Trust are affected.