Scotland’s first Swedish bakery is to open at a multi-million pound development on the site of Edinburgh’s former Royal Infirmary.

Award-winning Swedish baker Jan Hedh will be overseeing the opening of the business called Peter’s Yard, which is a joint venture with Swedish businessman Peter Ljungquift and two Edinburgh-based partners. The company has scoured Europe for a suitable site following the success of its first bakery-café set up in southern Sweden six years ago.

Hedh is bringing a four-strong team of bakers to help with the venture who will then train up staff hired locally. Sophie Dow, who is a partner in the business with husband Robin, said the shop will sell bread, open sandwiches, cakes and chocolates.