Glen Tanar Estate is offering the perfect antidote to crowded shopping malls in the run-up to Christmas. The estate near Aboyne on Royal Deeside is about to open the doors on a festive pop-up shop – its first retail venture.
The pop-up shop will open on Monday, December 1 in a recently renovated building close to the estate office.
As well as selling freshly cut trees and holly wreaths, the venue will stock the brand new limited edition range of exclusive Glen Tanar tweed accessories.
Claire Bruce, owner of Glen Tanar Estate, says,
“We have been selling Christmas trees on the estate for many years, and over the last two Christmas seasons we have also sold our own range of homemade jams and chutney from the small store at our nursery.
“We saw the potential to do something a little bit different and expand what we could offer by selling items produced by or linked to the estate. The pop-up shop will be open right up until Christmas, and we hope that customers will enjoy the experience of shopping somewhere intimate and unique.”
Jams, chutneys and biscuits have been produced by Glen Tanar chef Liz Peck, while the accessories, including handbags, purses and table placemats have been created by textile designer Araminta Campbell using the tweed she designed exclusively for the estate.
Other items on sale include CDs produced by traditional musicians Adian O’Rouke and Fraser Fifield– both of whom have performed at Glen Tanar as part of Deeside’s Food and Fiddle and Atomic Doric projects.
There will also be a range of homeware products and cards from Hipster Spinster, run by Victoria Fifield, daughter of Glen Tanar’s head forester, Mike Fifield. Some of the items will also available to buy from the new retail section on the Glen Tanar website.
“We are only open for a short time, so we felt it was important that everyone could have the chance to experience retail therapy at Glen Tanar. The online shop will continue to operate after the Christmas period.”
The pop-up shop opens on Monday, December 1 through to Monday, December 22 from 9am to 4pm, seven days a week. The shop area will be utilised as a small meeting space in the new year.
Glen Tanar Estate is set in the heart of Royal Deeside in the Cairngorms National Park and offers a wealth of activities and attractions from fishing and walking to adventuring on estate safaris. Glen Tanar Estate’s grand ballroom is also available to hire for functions, including corporate events, weddings and conferences and the estate has a number of self-catering holiday cottages. For more information visit www.glentanar.co.uk
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