Tesco has launched a new home delivery service on the Shetland Islands.

The multiple is pledging to deliver to all the islands, and has added a special ‘dot com’ admin block to its Lerwick store.

Scott Preston of Tagon Stores on the Shetland Islands said he wasn’t worried about the new service. “Tesco has said it will be able to offer the same level of delivery as it does to customers who live in mainland cities, but I just don’t think that’s possible,” he said. “I think it’s going to let a lot of people down.”

Scott said he and other local store owners were looking at ways to show the benefits of shopping locally. “Local stores will always outshine them when it comes to service,” he added.