Contact us on 01851 705743 or

A clean start for an energetic and creative person is on offer, as Stornoway dry-cleaning firm Euroclean goes up for sale as a going concern.

Business owner William Macrury has been juggling two companies since he took over the running of the well-established cleaning firm from his father-in-law, Louis Shields, in 2020.

With both Euroclean and his other business, Active Hebrides, thriving and growing, he’s now decided it’s time for a new pair of hands on the helm.

William said: “I’m looking to sell Euroclean as a going concern and to ensure a smooth handover, with the three staff keeping their jobs and taking their skills and knowledge to new management.

“The business is really going from strength to strength – we have invested £31,000 in the latest eco-friendly cleaning equipment and our cleaning system is now completely non-toxic. Even the bags we send clean items home in are biodegradable.”

In fact Euroclean has moved from traditional dry-cleaning – which relies on toxic solvents – to the new Electrolux professional system Lagoon, which is completely environmentally-friendly.

That puts Euroclean ahead of the game on environmental legislation, as well as delivering a really professional cleaning finish that customers love.

Running the cleaning business does, said William, give a buzz of satisfaction to the business owner, but they need to be energetic and committed to make sure it continues to do well.

With a drop-and-go laundry service, ironing, repairs and alterations, there are a number of areas of expertise to develop. The company even has a specialist Harris Tweed cleaning service.

William said: “The business has been running since 1988, which gives it 35 years of track record and customer loyalty.

“We succeed by producing clean garments and linen to a higher standard than customers can do themselves, a professional service and a good finish.

“Getting stains out that people can’t manage to remove, giving laundry back smelling fresh and clean – it’s highly satisfying business and it supports other businesses island-wide.”

Taking that forward could be the right challenge for an individual, team or even a family looking to establish a good livelihood. Euroclean has always been a family business, so that path is well-trodden.

Looking for a smooth handover, William is also keen to see the business change hands in advance of the summer surge in workload.

Initial enquiries should go to William by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The pictures show Euroclean’s premises on James Street in Stornoway.