Scotland Loves Local – Aberdeenshire
The Scotland Loves Local campaign is a national initiative designed to encourage all those who live in Scotland to think local first and support their high streets safely and in line with public health guidelines.
We aim to build on the existing, successful national campaign. Aberdeenshire businesses are encouraged to download the Scotland Loves Local - Aberdeenshire logo. It is available in various formats within a zip file. Please use it in any way you feel suitable to promote your business, remind and actively encourage people to shop local in Aberdeenshire.
It is envisaged that as local business owners, you will welcome and utilise the free initiative to encourage footfall and increase local spend in our Aberdeenshire economy.
How to get involved
View ideas on how to get involved to reach as many people as possible about the importance of thinking local first.
Please use the hashtag #ScotlandLovesLocal along with the Scotland Loves Local - Aberdeenshire logo and share your social media posts via:
Aberdeenshire Gift Card
The council is supporting the rollout out of the Scotland Loves Local Aberdeenshire Gift Card. Funded through the Scottish Government, the scheme helps power the region’s economic fightback against the COVID-19 pandemic. Scotland’s Towns Partnership (STP), the organisation spearheading the campaign, will deliver the gift card.
Our Aberdeenshire Gift Card is one of 32 such schemes, unique to each region of Scotland, and can only be spent in businesses located in Aberdeenshire.
Our gift card went live on the 23rd November 2021. Businesses can sign up to take part in the scheme via the Scotland's Town Centre Recovery Campaign website.
It is available from the same date for consumers to purchase the Aberdeenshire Gift Card.
Six Degrees North, Laurencekirk – Christmas Hamper 2020
An impressive array of 17 Aberdeenshire and 6 Aberdeen based food and drink businesses from all corners of the region in the Christmas hamper from Six Degrees North pictured with Marketing Manager, Matt Carrington. Welcome support for family and friends who operate our Aberdeenshire businesses, ensuring that the money we spend benefit our local communities and assist local employment.
View Aberdeenshire based businesses in the Christmas hamper:
- Six Degrees North Snowy - 2 items of Winter Warmer 330ml, Stonehaven
- Burnside Brewery - 2 items of Lift and Shift Pale Ale 500ml, Laurencekirk
- Brew Toon - 2 items of M'ango Unchained IPA 330ml, Peterhead
- Alexander's - Gin 70cl, Stonehaven
- Cakes by Alli-baba - Christmas fruit cake 250g, Laurencekirk
- Six Degrees North - Spent Malt Dog Treats 250g, Stonehaven
- Angus and Oink - Hot Sauce Gift Pack of 3 sauces each 150ml: Red Dawg Apache, Voodoo Mango, Phat Taco, Inverurie
- Honey Hill Bee Farm - Blossom Honey 225g, St Cyrus
- Mearns Marmalades - Red Onion Chutney 210g, Fettercairn
- Mackies of Scotland - Turkey and Stuffing Crisps 150g, Inverurie
- Cambus O'May Cheese Co - Cheddar Cheese 200g, Cambus O'May
- Ace Kombucha - Hibiscus Kombucha 330ml and Gunpowder Kombucha 330ml, Ballater
- Summerhouse Drinks - 2 items of Scottish Raspberry Lemonade 250ml, Fraserburgh
- Mckenzie's - Original Savoury Biscuits 120g, Turriff
- Shona's Shortbread - Handmade Shortbread 200g, Stonehaven
- Devenick Dairy - Mealie Oatcakes 115g, Banchory Devenick
- Sweet Toots Cakery - Tablet 75g, Newburgh
View Aberdeen based businesses in the Christmas hamper:
- Porter's Gin - Christmas Pune Negroni (2 serves)
- Cocoa Ooze - Reindeer Chocolate 4 pack of 60g
- MacBeans - Freshly Roasted Costa Rica Whole Bean Coffee 200g
- MacBeans - Mulled Wine Tea 100g
- Big Beefys Biltong - Chilli Biltong 35g, Honey Mustard Biltong 35g
- Nom Fudge - Premium Fudge 100g
- L'Art Du Vin (importer) - Organic Prosecco Spumante Brut, NV Florida 75cl, Edinburgh
The Bay Fish and Chips, Stonehaven – Cateys 2020 Sustainable Business Award
Putting Aberdeenshire on the map was notable but doing so by winning Cateys 2020 Sustainable Business Award was outstanding. Owner, Calum Richardson of The Bay Fish and Chips, has taken sustainability to another level.
90% of produce is sourced within 50 miles of the shop in Stonehaven and suppliers are chosen with sustainability in mind. The Bay runs on renewable energy and is the first fish and chip shop in the UK to gain the Marine Stewardship Council chain of custody to sell North Sea haddock. Using 100% compostable packaging, the restaurants food waste is recycled and composted. Calum’s team are trained on The Bay’s sourcing practices and with the use of various technology providers, the office system is paperless.
The award category was sponsored by Coca Cola European Partners, a leader in one of the largest FMCG sectors in Europe’s most significant markets. Short-listed alongside some pretty impressive contenders, located much further south of the border, Economic Development Aberdeenshire would like to congratulate The Bay Fish and Chips, Aberdeenshire on their ‘plaice’ at the winners’ podium.