Tesco has today started delivering groceries to customers on the Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles of Scotland.

Tesco, which is the first retailer to deliver groceries to the Isle of Lewis, will provide the service from its store in the island’s capital Stornoway.

Simon Belsham, managing director of Tesco.com said: “At Tesco, we have been able to use unique assets of a nationwide stores and distribution network to create an online service for customers on Lewis. We’ll continue to work hard on the services we provide to these harder to reach communities and are already looking at developing a click & collect grocery service on the Isle of Skye later this year.”

Deliveries will run from Tuesday to Saturday between 9am and 11pm.

Tesco.com launched in 1998 and now delivers 170 million grocery orders around the UK.