12th APRIL 2021

The 12th April sees John M Munro Ltd take full ownership of the business.  This website will continue to provide information and allow ordering for the immediate future and you will be advised of any changes so please continue to use this site as before.


After over a century of trading the time has come and I have sold the business of Duncan Fraser & Son Butchers to John M Munro Limited, Dingwall, a well respected and expanding family butcher business here in the North of Scotland.

Duncan Fraser and Son has been in the family for three generations since its inception.  It was started in 1911 by my grandfather and then continued to develop successfully under the ownership of my father and mother with me joining the business full time in 1976.  The time is now right for continuity of the business to operate under new ownership which will take effect on Monday 12th April 2021.

It is going to be a wrench for me to let it go but when the opportunity of the acquisition came about I felt it the right time to retire and enjoy family time and hobbies.   With the exception of myself, my family and my brother William, all other staff are being retained which was a priority.  I will miss the customers and thank you for your support, and that of our valued suppliers, over the years but also wish to thank the dedicated staff, some of whom have been with us for over 40 years.

The name will change at some point in the months to come but I wish you all to stay safe and healthy and hope you will continue to support the staff and new owners with you patronage going forward.




2021 has started with a new lockdown in force aimed at tackling the second wave of Coronavirus which has seen infections, hospitalisation and sadly death figures on the increase to levels higher than we saw last year.  There is a light starting to shine in the fight against this pandemic with a third vaccine now approved for use in the UK but until we see this rollout gather pace we are being urged to follow the guidance and stay at home, only going out for essential purposes such as food shopping and exercise.  We remain open every day Monday to Saturday from 7.30am but are experiencing reduced footfall in the afternoons as a result of the lockdown and therefore we are now closing our doors earlier than usual at 4.00pm.

Here in the shop the safety of our staff and customers is paramount in all that we do.  With this in mind we have to restrict the number of customers at the counter to THREE at any time and we operate a one-way system around the shop.  All doors and barriers are cleaned regularly throughout the day and there is a hand gel dispenser at the cash desk.  Our friendly butchers will aim to serve you as quickly as they can and will place your order on a table at the cash desk for you to collect. You should not be kept waiting too long and hopefully the weather will stay good if you have to queue outside!!!!

Our Opening Hours during lockdown are Monday to Saturday from 7.30am until 4.00pm.  We will be happy to see you in the shop but if it helps you we continue to provide our FREE DELIVERY SERVICE which operates Tuesday to Saturday (with Milton of Leys and Culloden/Balloch areas on a Tuesday and Friday). Orders can be placed through our website at or why not give us a call on 01463 233066 and if necessary leave a message on our answer phone.

We continue to hold good stock levels of the finest Scotch Beef, Lamb and Pork as well as fresh Chicken and our usual range of award winning products.

We all still need to be aware that the virus, although reduced, has not gone away yet so please continue to follow the guidance and remember to STAY SAFE and STAY HEALTHY.

Monday to Saturday  7.30 am  to  4.00 pm.   

Please also note that our FREE DELIVERY SERVICE operates daily from Tuesday to Saturday, we will not be able to provide a delivery service on Mondays but the shop will be open. 

Deliveries to Milton of Leys and Culloden areas are now scheduled for Tuesdays and Fridays.


Stocks of all meats and products in the shop are good.

We apologise for any inconvenience which is outwith our control.


Free delivery within the Inverness Area.


We are delighted to have been voted the winner of the Independent Retailer of the Year category in the inaugural Inverness City Centre Business Awards and again in 2019.

Inverness Business Improvement District (BID) in association with the Inverness Courier spearheaded the initiative in 2017 by asking the public to initially nominate businesses to be considered and then to vote for one of the selected finalists in each section. With 77 businesses nominated and almost 14,000 votes lodged it shows just how important the various businesses are to the people of Inverness. Presentation of the awards took place in May 2017 at an event hosted by Nicola McAlley at the Mercure Hotel. Congratulations to all winners and finalists in each category.