A family run butchers are delighted to be celebrating more than 25 years in business.

Kirkup Butchers have this weekend celebrate 26 years since first opening their doors.

The business based in Longtown is a booming trade and took to Facebook to thank their loyal customers for their dedication during the years.

In a post on social media they said: "It's our birthday. 26 years to the day Billy and Ruth opened the doors of a Kirkup butchers for the very first time.

"With one son, Billy three-years-old, and another son on the way, Joe born 24-days-later, it was always going to be a challenge.

"Since then the business has seen many changes right across the board, but we have maintained our sole purpose which is providing friendly service and providing our customers with top quality products at affordable prices.

"Finally, we would like to thank each and every person who has helped us grow as a business throughout the years, but especially the last 15 months through these very challenging and difficult times.

"Stay safe, and once again, thank you."