Fraserburgh: a town open for your business

In the coming weeks, the Fraserburgh Herald will be highlighting a series of businesses who have chosen to open in the Broch.

Highlighting why the Broch is an ideal town to start a new venture, we will be speaking to store owners and local officials who are keen to tell locals and visitors to the area alike that Fraserburgh is a town open for business.

Ian Dyga spoke to us about Fraserburgh and his parents' store.

Ian Dyga spoke to us about Fraserburgh and his parents' store.

“There’s quite a lot of development going on just now,” said local newsagent Ian Dyga, whose business R & S Dyga has been open for 55 years, remarking that, as well as a new housing development planned for Fraserburgh, there had had been an explosion of new shops opened in the town.

“So it’s looking good. We’ve got a brilliant beach and friendly people.”

The Broad Street newsagent, which opened in 1959 following its purchase by Polish-born Richard and his wife Sheila Dyga, is today believed to be one of Fraserburgh’s oldest businesses, stocking a selection of hobbyist items, greeting cards and gifts.

Mr Dyga added: “Fraserburgh is a town that has welcomed our family business since we opened 55 years ago. I would also say that Fraserburgh is an ideal place to open a small business.”

“I’d like to thank all our customers for the years of support.

The store is today run by Mr Dyga, his sister Muriel Dyga, and a small but dedicated staff.

The Fraserburgh Herald had previously commemorated the shop’s 40th anniversary in 1999, the article remarking that the store “prides itself on being at the cutting edge in specialist greetings cards and collectable card games.”