Munro Butchers – was a former butchers chain owned shop at Clydeview Shopping Centre in the 1980’s, which is now occupied by Marie Curie.
In August 1995, Property group Asda Property Holdings linked up with Dewhurst managing directors Roger Reeson and Eugene Lines. Asda Property purchased the freehold premises occupied by Dewhurst, the largest chain of its type in Britain, and leased them back to the new MBO company, Dewhurst Butchers, which by then had bought over the Alex Munro chain of butchers. (In Scotland Dewhurst traded as Alex Munro).
However, Munro Butchers in Blantyre was solely a 1980’s business and closed down in the late 1980’s rumoured to have been due to competition from Asda. There were also shops in Rutherglen, Motherwell, Cambuslang and Hamilton at the time.
Jimmy Scott worked in the popular shop and former employees remember the multitude of different characters coming in for their meat.
From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017
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