A community shop is up for an award in the Retail Industry Awards.

Uig Community Shop could be awarded the Independent Community Retailer of the Year title.

The Retail Industry Awards aim to celebrate excellence in grocery retail, giving recognition to both small retailers and large supermarket groups.  

It was announced yesterday (Wednesday 10 July) that the community shop had made the shortlist.

Uig Shop will be competing against retailers in Northumberland, Fife, Belfast and Lancashire.  

The winners will be announced during the awards evening on Tuesday 17 September in London.  

Uig Community Shop Team took to Facebook to share their excitement, saying: "We can’t believe it.

"We have been shortlisted.

"The Uig Community will be represented in London, what a great achievement for us all.

"Thank you most sincerely for your continued support and what a big boost."