A FAMILY butchers is rallying round during the coronavirus crisis to home deliver groceries to customers along with their meat.

Drew McKenzie, owner of Robert Alexander Butchers in Princes Street, is offering to deliver milk, bread and copies of the Tele for his elderly customers.

The kind businessman says it is no trouble to add in extra messages with orders.

He said: "We have vans going around the town every day.

"If folk are stuck in the house and they've ordered a pound of mince, we can get them papers, milk or anything else they want.

"If people need any extra shopping done we can do it for them - bread, milk, drinks, papers, anything and deliver it to their door.

"We won’t add on any extra charge nor will we charge for delivery either."

Drew says business has been brisk after people were advised of restrictions to help combat the spread of the virus.

He said: "The shop has been unbelievably busy.

"People have been filling up their freezers and home deliveries are well up.

"People are stocking up because they don't know what is round the corner.

"Restaurants are not as busy and people are cooking at home and there's Mother's Day at the weekend.

"We're not stars or anything or doing anything special but if we can help we will.

"It's about looking after our customers, especially our elderly customers.

"It's busier than Christmas, there are more folk buyer bigger quantities."

Drew says he values people's custom and it is a pleasure to help them.

His offer applies to anyone, not just older people across the area.

Manager Eddie Deary, pictured left, said: "This has been unexpected but at least we are there to help people if they need anything extra."