Scottish butcher snaps up beloved Edinburgh bakery

McGill's butcher's shop is renowned for meat pies
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Butcher Mark McGill has extended his business by buying one of Edinburgh’s best-known bakery businesses which became a late-night institution for thousands of customers. 

The businessman, who lives in Broxburn, West Lothian, re-opened Malone’s Bakery at 113-115 Slateford Road, Edinburgh, on 8 October.

It has been closed since 28 June due to the retirement of the previous owner who ran the business for about 60 years.

That marked the end of an era, as Malone’s was a favourite of taxi drivers and people returning to their homes on the west side of the city after nights out.

McGill already owns McGills, a busy butcher's shop at 124 Lanark Road West, Currie, which is renowned for its meat and pies, particularly steak pies.

He will sell rolls, bread, snacks (including soup), filled rolls and cakes at Slateford Road as well as his pies.

Mark already owns a busy bakery business at 147 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, and said: “At Slateford Road, we’ll be open from 7am to 2pm and from 7pm to 11pm.

“The bakery closed in late June because the owner retired after 60 years but Malone’s was so well-known.

“We naturally hope that previous retail and wholesale customers will return and that we can generate new business.”

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