Community Cafe in Pitmedden opens its doors

The Udny Community Trust is delighted to announce the opening date forthe long-anticipated Community Café in Pitmedden.

Tuesday, 3rd November 2020, 6:43 am

Café48 will open its doors for the first time at 9.15am on Monday, November 9.

Up until Christmas the opening hours will run Monday to Wednesday, 9.15am – 2pm.

The cafe has employed Tracy Gibb, who lives in Pitmedden, to manage the café and she will have a team of both paid staff and volunteers.

Tracy has 12 years’ experience in catering most recently in a popular café in Ellon called “Delicious”.

Helping Tracy in the kitchen will be her mum Liz who will job share with Agnes and the benefit of this partnership will be excellent fresh food and delicious home bakes.

With Liz and Agnes doing all the food preparation we also have 6 volunteers lined up to help with the rest of the café work.

The Trustwill always be happy to hear from potential volunteers wishing to take up the opportunity of getting involved with this community project.

With this team, it hopes to see the cafe develop as a warm and welcoming meeting place in the middle of the village.

The menu of reasonably priced, tasty, and wholesome food will have something to cater for most tastes and dietary requirements.

The cafe will serve a wide range of products, locally sourced or Fairtrade where possible and will follow a ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ ethos as much as we can.

After lengthy negotiations and a grant from the Scottish Land Fund the Udny Community Trust took ownership of the building, formerly known as the Linsmohr hotel, on 20th March 2020.

Unfortunately, national lockdown commenced three days later which inevitably delayed the project, but it is now almost ready to welcome the public through the doors for the first time in almost 18 months.

The Trust is delighted with the way that the project has progressed to date and are hugely appreciative of the fantastic community support and for the many hours volunteered by local people.

It would not have been able to get this far without their help. In addition, the Trust is very grateful to the professional contractors, many of whom are local, who have fitted them in to their busy schedules, allowing them to keep on track for the opening date of November 9.

To book a table, call 01651 842 346 or email [email protected]

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Anyone who would like to get involved, either as a volunteer in the café, or with proposals for the further development of the building, should get in touch here