John Stewart Turriff – Costcutters named as High Street Hero

Costcutters on High Street in Turriff has been named as one of Aberdeenshire's High Street Hero's by the Scotlands Towns Partnership.

Costcutters on High Street in Turriff has been named as one of Aberdeenshire’s High Street Hero’s by the Scotlands Towns Partnership.

STP’s Chief Officer, Phil Prentice, said

The dedication with which people across Scotland have supported those around them during the pandemic has been remarkable. We’re delighted to shine a spotlight on the amazing difference that our High Street Heroes have made and thank them for all they have done.

They are an inspiration – local people helping their communities and customers like never before. They highlight the vital part that high street businesses play in our lives and why we must support them to ensure they continue to be there for us.

The store which is run by John Stewart Turriff Ltd, is named alongside a number of other local businesses from across the Shire.

  • Booth Scotland, Inverurie
  • Charles McHardy Butchers, Stonehaven
  • John Stewart / Costcutters, Turriff
  • Miss Molly’s Fabric Closet, Laurencekirk
  • The Paper Shop, Aboyne
  • The Spa, Inverurie
  • Ailsa van Rooyen, Sillyflatt Farm
  • Charles French, Costcutters Methlick
  • Chloe Lawson, Alford
  • Gill Skene & Linsey Singers, LATNEM
  • Helen Aitken, Kemnay
  • Jane & Hugh McNicol, Inverurie
  • Janice Ingram
  • Janice Langdon, Stonehaven
  • Julia Moreton & The Haven, Stonehaven
  • Kayleigh Wallace & Pauline Paterson, Lend a Hand
  • Marjory Stephen, Giulianotti’s, Stonehaven
  • Michelle Clarke, Kemnay Farm Shop
  • Moira Bruce, Roaring Stag Gifts
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Scotland’s Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell today praised each and every one of them for their efforts, saying

I would like to thank these High Street Heroes for going the extra mile to help their communities during the coronavirus pandemic.

I am pleased the Scottish Government has been able to support these awards through our funding for Scotland’s Towns Partnership. They typify the kind of community spirit that has supported people and improved lives.

This has been a difficult year for all of us, and the only way we will get through is by sticking together, being kind, and offering help where it is needed. The fact that these awards received more than 1,200 nominations just shows how much people have appreciated those who have pulled together to help one another.

Derek Ritchie, Manager of WeAreInverurie BID got a Highly Commended in the awards, but sadly there was no award for Turriff Business Association.

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