BOTTLED milk is making a comeback in Langholm, thanks to the environmentally-aware retailer J M Ritchie at his New Town Convenience Store in Thomas Telford Road.
John’s daughter, Lorna, brought it to his attention as a way to protect the environment and reduce the amount of plastic packaging in the shop.
The milk is from Graham’s Dairy in Bridge of Allan near Stirling.
The first delivery three weeks ago disappeared in no time.
“It was like sna off a dyke,” said John.
With it being sold in pint bottles only, it does mean families are buying four at a time which
depletes the stock right away.
He’s experienced a couple of supply issues because of it but these are now resolved and the deliveries are every Tuesday and Friday. Bottles are returnable.
John said: “People are coming from all over to buy it because my daughter, Lorna, is posting on social media about it, I’m really pleased by its success.
“I’ve been trying to become as plastic free as possible by using paper bags for everything, apart from maybe potatoes and always encourage my customers to bring their own reusable bags.