Small Business Saturday – five independents you need to visit this winter

Saturday 3 December marks Small Business Saturday in the UK, a day where everyone is encouraged to show even more support for their local businesses. Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire is home to hundreds of delightful independent businesses that are loved by locals and tourists alike.

Here are just five independent eateries that you need to pay a visit to this winter.

Aunty Betty's, Stonehaven

Everything made with love by the shores of Stonehaven, Aunty Betty's has been wowing visitors for years. Those with a sweet tooth will fall in love as this independent sells homemade cakes and ice cream, award-winning chocolate, luxury coffees and more!

Visit their Facebook page to see these delights for yourself.

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Clachan Grill, Ballater

Found within beautiful Royal Deeside, the Clachan Grill provides a comforting dining experience with pristine views of the surrounding landscape and River Dee. Their Head Chef has expertly curated their menu to include the very best ingredients that Scotland has to offer.

Clachan Grill

Durn House, Portsoy

Found within walking distance of the picturesque Portsoy, Durn House is an elegant 18th Century Georgian Mansion House that offers both high quality, comforting accommodation as well as culinary excellence. From beautifully smoked haddock to elegant sweet treats, Durn House is an experience not to be missed!

Durn House

Kildrummy Inn, Kildrummy

A previous winner of the Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards, Kildrummy Inn can be found in the west of Aberdeenshire. Their team has a passion for utilising the very best of local produce in their deliciously crafted menus that will leave you craving more.

Kildrummy Inn

Maryculter House, Aberdeen

The stunning Maryculter House dates to the 13th Century, and is a short drive from Aberdeen's city centre. Whilst being packed with history, this hotel also offers a lovely and unique dining experience incorporating delicious local produce. You can also expect a showcase of brilliant Scotch whiskies and local ales.

Maryculter House

What’s your favourite independent business in the North-east?

We hope these suggestions have inspired you to visit your local businesses in the coming weeks. If you have a favourite independent in mind, then why not share a post of your next visit there whilst tagging @visitabdn?

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