Christmas Pop-up shop opens at Aden Park

Noel and Joanna McCallum with Sir Albert McQuarrie at the Aden Cafe Christmas Shop
Noel and Joanna McCallum with Sir Albert McQuarrie at the Aden Cafe Christmas Shop

Former MP for Banff and Buchan Sir Albert McQuarrie officially opened the Cafe at Aden’s pop-up Christmas shop last Thursday.

The shop offers various decorations and stocking fillers, as well as gift ideas for the whole family.

Local artists Eileen Maitland from Rosehearty and Marie Buchan of St Combs have their artwork on sale, and there is also a anumber of products from Cocoa Ooze and Mackintosh of Glendaveny.

Joanna McCallum, who runs The Lodge at Strichen, took over running the Cafe at Aden in June and plans to keep the cafe open all winter.

In his opening speech, Sir Albert McQuarrie said: “Those of us living in Buchan and beyond are very fortunate to have such an entrepreneurial young lady as Joanna in our midst.

“This year Jo was offered Aden Park Cafe as a second string to her bow which she has taken up with great enthusiasm.”

He added: “I wish Jo and Noel every success in the future.”

The Christmas Shop will be open at the same time as the Aden Cafe - Tuesday to Sunday from 10am until 5pm.