Schop was born out of frustration; frustration with the amount of packaging on everyday groceries, much of which can’t be reused, recycled or composted and so just end up in landfill.
At Schop we provide an easy and convenient way of buying great quality, locally sourced food from Edinburgh based businesses which is packaged sustainably and delivered to you via our carbon-neutral delivery service.
Not only do we want to provide a simple, convenient and sustainable shopping solution, we’re also passionate advocates of the quality, and value, of local grocery shops and the expert service they provide.
We hope you’ll love Schop, and the great locally-supplied food, as much as we do and in doing so help us be part of a more sustainable society.
So if you live in Edinburgh why not check out the great range of food & drink, from Edinburgh based businesses, which we'll deliver straight to your door.
Tim – Director
Edinburgh born and bred, Tim completed a degree in Zoology from the University of Aberdeen and following that qualified as a Chartered Surveyor. Tim likes simplicity and counts himself very fortunate to enjoy the simple pleasures in life; great food, great drink and great company. This combined with being an eco-warrior at heart inspired the creation of Schop.
In his spare time, Tim enjoys 80s power pop, getting down and dirty at Be Military Fit (several hundred metres behind Totty) and running & walking with Otto. The happy side effect of all that is the need to have plenty to eat and drink!
Totty – Director
Totty’s globe-trotting upbringing saw her family settle in the French Alps, where they have run a ski shop (www.polairestar.com) for over two decades. As well as allowing Totty to become totally bilingual, it has also exposed her to the nuts and bolts of the day-to-day running of a business. Following degrees in business from Heriot Watt University and the University of Edinburgh, Totty now works as the Business Manager at Scottish Student Sport. Totty’s eye for detail and understanding of the complicated provides the yin to Tim’s yang.
With Totty’s skiing pedigree it’s no surprise that much of her spare time is spent outdoors and exercising. When not setting the pace at Be Military Fit (where Totty and Tim met) she can often be found out in the Pentland Hills with Otto.
Otto – Barketing Manager
A Wire-Haired Vizsla hailing from Gairloch, Otto loves nothing more (except cheese) than running around and meeting canine and human friends. Endlessly friendly, Otto spends his spare time running & playing and running & playing and running & playing.
"First order last Saturday. So easy to order, free delivery, arrived when it said it would. I ordered fish and meat to try it out and the quality of both were excellent. The chicken fillets were the best I've tasted in a long time." Wendy D. - New Town, Edinburgh
"Schop is different and we love Schop. We get most of our food from them now. The super fresh and competitively priced fruit, veg, fish and meat are great, and the attention paid to environmentally friendly packaging and local travel reminds me that Schop is different, and better. And if that doesn't make me feel good, the posh gin and charcuterie definitely will! The friendly-faced driver is also the owner!" Thomas L. - Craiglockart, Edinburgh
"Looks great and is great" Tony C. - Stockbridge, Edinburgh
Tigerchick - Website design and branding
Tigerchick’s contribution can’t be overstated. From coming up with the name Schop to designing and building what we hope you will agree is a fantastic website, Tigerchick has played a key role in getting Schop off the ground.
Not only did Tigerchick get the concept of Schop straight away, but they have also provided valuable technical advice, as well as bags of enthusiasm, throughout the setting-up process. If you’re looking for someone to design and build a website for you it will be well worth contacting Tigerchick Web Design.
Till Britze - Photography
Till's skills and expertise behind the camera have played a key role for Schop. As well as taking what we're sure you'll agree are brilliant photos, Till's ability to bring the character of each shop to Schop is something we really value. If you're in the hunt for a top-quality photographer be sure to contact Till Britze.