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Retailers close their doors


By David Porter


In Turriff today, in scenes replicated across the country, retailers closed their doors to do their bit during the pandemic.

Retailers across the north-east closed their doors to the public today.
Retailers across the north-east closed their doors to the public today.

Central to Turriff's main street, Celebrations had already closed their popular restaurant, but took the decision on Sunday evening to close the full store.

In a statement they explained:"We feel we must do what we can regarding the Covid 19 - coronavirus crisis and we will be temporarily closing Celebrations of Turriff , Celebrations Ladieswear and The Stonehaven Bed Centre.

"Whilst it will be sad to close the doors we feel this has to be done.

"We are in the process of dealing with outstanding deliveries and flooring and will be in touch with anyone who has delivery arranged over the next period .

"On Monday contact 01888 563361 or email info@celebrationsofturriff.co.uk if you have any enquiries.

"Celebrations has been in Turriff for 25 years with great staff and great support from our customers - Thank You all."

Lots of shops, very sadly but for the right reasons, closing their doors during the pandemic.

Several shops do still remain open including

McKenzie's Bakerywho advise at present they will be open 7.30amtill 3.30pm Monday till Saturday selling bread, rolls and other bakery items.

Anyone wishing to place an order can call the shop on 01888 562425 with one days notice required.

Other stores operatin include the Premier Convenience Store, Brown the Butchers, Strachan Pharmacy Turriff, John Stewart Turriff (Costcutters),

Murdoch Allan The Scottish Baker, Beedies Hardware, Boots, Co-op, Cassies Butcher and Tesco and further out of the town North East Boiler Services are also still operating by telephone contact.



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