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Butcher hopes to 'start a resurgence' in trade

Owner Craig Carroll, apprentice Robert Fair and master butcher Dylan Williamson at Manx Local Butchers

Shop hires Island's first apprentice butcher since 2013

A new business hopes hiring the first apprentice butcher through a government-backed scheme on the Island since 2013 will 'start a resurgence' in the trade.

Manx Local Butchers opened in the former Pulrose Post Office building in June, and has hired 17-year-old Robert Fair to learn the profession.

The shop stocks mostly Manx produce, including vegetables and eggs, along with local meat.

Owner Craig Carroll says there hasn't been a big demand for trainee butchers in recent, but hopes that's about to change:

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