TWO Scottish small businesses have been able adapt in a bid to survive the coronavirus crisis with the help of loan funding.

Mechelle Clark, the founder of Melt Aberdeen, the city’s first grilled cheese shop, has expanded her delivery service and is also producing home-baking videos and kits for her customers.

She received funding from Start Up Loans, part of the British Business Bank, which is continuing to provide support to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs who have had to come up with innovative new ways to keep the money coming in.

Clark said: “I don’t knowwhat the business will look like when things go back to ‘normal’ but for now, we’re making enough to get by and staying busy which is the most important element for me.”

Sara Roberts, the founder of Healthy Nibbles, a Scottish subscription snack delivery service, has adapted its service to deliver to remote workers across the country instead of offices.

“We’re working hard to innovate and continue thriving through a challenging period,” she said.

“While previously we provided healthy vending machines to customers including Transport for London, we’ve had to enhance our B2C services to ensure individuals across the country are aware of our snack box delivery service.”

Start Up Loans provides fixed-interest loans of between £500 and £25,000 to aspiring business owners, many of whom might otherwise struggle to secure finance.