160-year-old Scottish jeweller gets new owner

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Cormack’s in Wick to become B-Unique after six months lying dormant.

Cormack’s, a 160-year-old jewellery store in Wick is being taken over by new management and will be given what the owners hope will be a new lease of life.

The jewellery store closed in autumn after more than a century serving the Scottish town but now new owners husband-and-wife team Lauren and William McNeal will revamp the store and rebrand it as B-Unique.

The newly named B-Unique store will open its doors this weekend and will stock silver jewellery and gifts.

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Lauren McNeal, who will be working in the store day to day, told local newspaper The John O’Groat Journal: “It has been a hectic few months getting things ready for our grand opening but also really exciting. I think that there is a space in the market in Caithness for a business like this and I’m expecting a busy first few weeks.

"Cormack’s jewellers was such a lovely shop to go into and it always had a great atmosphere, hopefully mine will be the same."

Cormack’s jewellers was owned by the Cormack family up until 1990 when it was bought by Elaine Henderson, who ran the shop with two part-time staff until six months ago when she retired and the shop closed.

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