Milestone for north east farm

Mackie’s marks birthday with old-style tubs

MackieMackie’s, the ice cream maker, is producing a quarter of a million ‘vintage’ tubs to mark its 30th birthday.

The company also makes its own packaging and all 250,000 of the retro tubs will be produced on the same Aberdeenshire farm where the ice cream is made.

Karin Mackie, one of the three current sibling family owners, said: “Thirty years on and it is thanks to our customers that we have reached this milestone birthday – and this limited run of tubs is just the beginning of our bumper year of celebrations.”

While the Mackie family have farmed at Westertown Farm, near Inverurie, since 1912, they only started making ice cream in 1986, as a response to the growing demand for semi skimmed milk which left them with surplus cream.

Mackie’s decision to produce its own packaging on site is part of its drive to become one of the greenest businesses in Scotland. The 1,600 acre farm also boasts four wind turbines, a solar array and a biomass plant, allowing it to produce large amounts of clean, green energy.

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