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Time for a chat? Inverness barber shop TM Barbers will be open every Sunday in November and December for a cuppa and chat

By Louise Glen

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Tracy Morris of TM Barbers on Tomnahurich Street. Picture Gary Anthony
Tracy Morris of TM Barbers on Tomnahurich Street. Picture Gary Anthony

The owner of an Inverness barber shop is planning to open up each Sunday in November and December – just for a chat.

Tracy Morris, of TM Barbers, said she knew that this time of year was hard for people and invited anyone who needed a cuppa to drop in to see her between noon and 2pm each week.

Ms Morris, who is donating £1 from every hair cut to Mikeysline from her business "permanently", said: "As winter approaches it takes its toll on some and it can be a very lonely time.

" When I opened my barber shop I never went into it thinking it’s all about the money.

"I want my shop to be a place where every customer feels after they visit they leave feeling a little bit better about themselves. It’s a small business with just myself and Teresa so you will always have that familiar face that you get used to seeing and chatting to.

"I’ll always remember this guy coming into the place I worked last year on Christmas Eve and I just asked how he was and he poured it all out, I couldn’t believe how open he was and I’ve never forgot that conversation.

"I hope he ended up ok, but it has always reminded me how bad these bleak months approaching are for some so in November and December I am going to open every Sunday not as a trading day but I’ll be there from 12pm to 2pm just pottering about doing things needing done.

"Anyone passing or feeling like they could do with a chat pop in as there will always be tea/coffee and biscuits for you.

"Pop a £1 in the Mikeysline box if it makes you feel better, but you don’t have to – the doors will be always be open for you."

She added: "Please share."

READ: New Inverness TM Barbers to donate £1 from every cut to Highland charity Mikeysline

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