As we are sure you will be aware, the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus continues to accelerate and affect many people’s lives in every aspect including the industries and workplaces they are part of.  We have been closely monitoring the guidance given by both the Government and the Legal Services Governing bodies about how and what work we can continue during this time to ensure we keep staff, clients and their families safe and help slow the speed of the virus.

With such uncertain times, the third party services and other industries we rely on to progress the work we do for clients are having to take unprecedented measures (such as the recent temporary closure of the Land Register of Scotland for Applications, and direct guidance from The Law Society of Scotland that conveyancing and transactional work should be ‘paused’) to ensure their staff are safe also.  Much of what we do cannot be done without these third party services being operational. 

The Governments have not categorised workers in our field to be ‘key workers’ who can continue to travel to work and therefore in these circumstances of national emergency, we feel that we are left with no other option but to close our office premises with immediate effect until further notice or until the restrictions placed on us by our Government are lifted. This action has been taken in the interests of public health and to ensure we are not putting our staff at risk.

We have been working remotely as much as possible to date to attend to client business but there is only so much that can be done from home without our main office being operational.  We also need staff in the office to operate. As we cannot have staff in the office, we cannot have staff working from home either. Therefore we are extremely limited in what we can do for you at present.

At this time, we would ask our clients and third parties to communicate by email to . If your matter is urgent, please call 01557 330 692, However, there are currently only two of us (Ian Rodger and Ross Ireland) to deal with everything. We may not be able to respond quickly. We will try to help if we can, but are very limited in our capacity to do so at present.

We will of course continue to closely monitor the Scottish and UK Governments advice and await the release of any further information or details that will impact on the welfare of our employees, clients and our business.

Thank you for your understanding and support as we all try to adjust and allow our country to ensure the safety of its people during these unprecedented times.  We hope that we will be able our doors again soon to continue servicing the needs of our clients and community.

Stay well and stay safe.


Your Williamson and Henry Team

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Popular Fish & Chip Restaurant for Sale in Prominent Trading Location

Business Only: Polarbites & Polarpak

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Business Only: Polarbites & Polarpak

Guide Price £175,000

Key Features

  • Double Glazing
  • Gas Central Heating
  • Ground Floor Toilet
  • Investment Property
  • Town
  • Wide Doors


Polarbites is a very successful “Fish and Chip” business. Established by its present owners, Robert and Margaret Maxwell in 2007, it is now very well-known and well regarded as a fish and chip shop to purchase takeaway meals, and customers travel from far and wide to purchase from Polarbites. There is also a restaurant area within the premises which proved so popular that this was expanded to allow more tables to be accommodated.

The business enjoys an excellent location, immediately adjacent to the main car park in Kirkcudbright at the Harbour Square. Kirkcudbright is well known for the numerous events that take place in the town throughout the year, all of which draw in additional visitors to the town and increase the trade of Polarbites.

Financial information will be made available at the owners discretion to serious enquirers.

Fixtures and fittings included in the sale

When preparing these sales details, we were surprised at the costs involved in fitting out a business such as this, and thought it might be helpful to include details of the equipment included in the sale, along with details of when the item was purchased and the original cost.

Please contact the office for this information or download the sales particulars attached

Immediately adjacent to Polarbites is Polarpak, a Fishmongers also selling fruit and vegetables. Again, this is a well-established business. It shares the extensive storage and preparation areas behind the main shops.

The premises are leased and a new 10 year lease has very recently been granted. Full details of the lease can be provided to serious enquirers. The premises are all on one level and have recently been re-roofed. In addition to the areas to which the public have access, there are extensive preparation and storage areas to the rear. The spacious premises allow a more pleasant work environment to be created in the preparation areas, and extensive storage space allows items to be bought in bulk more cheaply.

The rateable value is £8,500 the property however is exempt of business rates.

Front Shop and Dining Area
(32.3ft x 19.3ft)
Double doors open from the exterior and lead to the main counter where orders are taken. There is plenty of room here for customers to wait for take away orders and this area has a tiled floor. The dining area is separated by a wood and glass partition to half height. There is seating for 40 and the area is well lit with two front facing windows enjoying an open outlook over the car park and the estuary of the River Dee. There are two radiators to the dining area. Both areas are fully tiled to all walls in white tiles. A corridor leads off to:
Ladies Toilet
(7.2ft x 4.9ft)
With disabled access, W.C., wash hand basin, radiator, and tiled floor.
Gents Toilet
(7ft x 5ft)
With disabled access, W.C. and wash hand basin, radiator and tiled floor.
Main Servery Area
(21.3ft x 14.1ft)
Kiremko Deep Fat Fryers are situated here, set back from the main serving counter which is finished in stainless steel and has space beneath for storage and space above for cash register, salt, vinegar, serving implements, etc. This originally had three frying compartments and a flat plate but had to be expanded as the business was busy to add a fourth fryer in place of the flat plate. Subsequently an additional Kiremko Deep Fat Fryer was added, again to meet growing demand. To either side of the main serving counter are refrigerated display cabinets, one currently used for desserts whilst the other is used for ice creams. The whole of this area is tiled to match the customer area. Vestfrost drinks fridge. Taylor Flavorburst ice cream machine. Three Slushee machines. Two microwave ovens, stainless steel work surfaces and storage units, stainless steel extractor fan, hand wash sink, Titan insect lamp. Display screen giving details of orders (linked to the till).
Food Preparation Room
(10.2ft x 9ft)
This room has an electric cooker, stainless steel work areas and shelving. It is used for food preparation for the restaurant and takeaway orders.
Separate Shop Unit (Polarpak)
(18ft x 16ft)
This unit is linked to the storage and preparation areas behind the main shops, and is currently used as a shop separate from the main fish and chip shop/ restaurant. The current use is as a Fishmongers with fruit and veg available also. There are display shelves for the fruit and veg, serving counter for the fish, two wash hand basins, and stainless steel units behind the serving area. Tiled floor, front facing window with outlook across harbour. Twin doors from the street, further door at rear through to storage/preparation areas.
Middle Room
(16.1ft x 15.9ft)
Situated immediately behind Polarpak, this room is used for storage, has an office space, three freezer units, and shelving. Off this room is a space currently used for storing rubbish until it is ready to be disposed of, measuring 3.8m x 2.96m (12’05” x 9’08”). A corridor from the rear of the middle room leads through to a rear preparation area, and there is a full height shelved walk-in alcove off this.
Rear Room
(28.9ft x 14.7ft)
This room has ample space for chipping the potatoes, and contains three full height shelved freezer units. There are stainless steel work surfaces, stainless steel sink, shelving, and roof light over providing natural light. A further door leads off this room in the direction of the chip shop with a corridor leading to:
Pizza Room
(15.8ft x 7.1ft)
This room contains two pizza ovens and work areas for preparation of the pizzas. Extractor fan. Tiled floor. Slatted cupboard at the rear of the room housing the baxi solo gas central heating boiler. A door off this room opens to a full height store cupboard measuring 1.59m 1.38m (5’02” x 4’06”). This is currently used for storing the frying oil and ice cream mix. The generous storage space throughout the building allows ingredients to be bought in bulk thus reducing cost.
Dishwash Room
(11.5ft x 10.8ft)
This room is mainly used for washing dishes and cleaning, as well as for some food preparation. There are twin stainless steel sinks with a mixer tap over and drainer to the side, work surfaces, dishwasher, shelving, display monitor allowing the serving area and restaurant to be viewed, and large Chubb safe. Radiator. Tiled floor. Off the rear of this room is the staff toilet with wash hand basin and toilet, radiator, and tiled floor.
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