Established in the 1980s, Scoop has had a number of homes around the Shetland Isles, settling on its current spot at the Toll Clock Shopping Centre in 1994. Owned by Ann Johnson and Vivienne Mackay, all staff are hugely knowledgeable about their range of everyday, whole, local, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian foods. These include Shetland lamb and beef from Urudale Farm, dairy from Shetland Farm Dairies, cheese from Shetland Cheese and Artisan Island Cheese and local honey from Frakkafield. Fruit and veg suppliers include Britain’s most northerly market garden in Unst, and they stock produce from a number of the Isles’ independent bakeries. Hampers and gift boxes are made up, and they sell dairy and gluten-free and vegetarian foods online.
For people in Shetland looking for specialist and fine foods, Scoop Wholefoods is a convenient one-stop shop. Established in 1985, it found its current home in Toll Clock Shopping Centre in 1994 and it currently stocks a wide range of vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free products, available online. They're not strictly vegetarian: besides seasonal vegetables, dried fruits and nuts and ethnic foods, they also stock Shetland lamb. Scoop's online shop carries most of the familiar brands of vegetarian ingredient, from Marigold stock powder and the Suma line of tinned beans, via TVP mince to Doves Farm flour and Green & Black's dark chocolate. Orders can be made on their online shop and are dispatched within 1-3 days. Fresh products aren't available online.