Drumlithie’s new shop

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VILLAGERS in the small bustling town of Drumlithie are celebrating the opening of a new convenience store after more than 5 years without a shop to call their own.

Run by Kelly Cheyne, the shop opening went perfectly on Easter Monday with more than 100 people streaming through the doors on the opening day.

Speaking at the opening ceremony conducted by Aberedeenshire Councillor George Carr, Kelly said “ The store is more like a “mini-supermarket”, and the purpose-built shop stocks all the every day essentials plus a place to have a quality cup of tea or coffee. We sell everything from general groceries to takeaway t eas and coffees, so why not grab a freshly made sandwich as well and have a comfy seat in the shop? You are guaranteed to be greeted with a warm smile and helpful staff on hand to help out with any of your queries. The shops main aim is to cater for everyone, and we are keen for any suggestions the community may have”.

Kelly added “We ran a design logo competition at Glenbervie Primary School for the shop, and are delighted that Annie White from primary three was the winner of the competition and received a great Easter themed prize!

Annie will be so proud that her winning logo and name is on the shop sign and on the window display within the shop.

I am really pleased and grateful to the community for the support I have had so far, and our aim is to provide everyone with the things they need for the entire family”

Cllr George Carr said “ This is such a wonderful day for Drumlithie and great to see so many people turning up for the opening ceremony. It’s fantastic to see such a well stocked shop opening for business and I wish it every success for the future”.

Drumlithie has its own post office service in the village hall but it hasn’t had a local shop for some time.

The opening celebrations had a genuine atmosphere of real excitement as the community looked on with anticipation at the prospect of a shop that will not only provide them with groceries, but also offer a place to meet up and catch up with the news in this close and friendly village.