Mackie’s gets behind new North East offering

Posted:
10 September 2019
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A LOCAL family brand is representing local heritage in Aberdeen’s hotly anticipated new venue.

Luxury ice cream maker Mackie’s of Scotland has secured a contract with P&J Live, making sure that its much-loved Aberdeenshire ice cream is available for locals and tourists alike.

Stuart Common, Sales Director at Mackie’s, said: “We started as a small family business that went from strength to strength largely thanks to support from the local community, who got behind our product, so we’re really excited to be a part of P&J Live’s offering.

“The North East is part of our identity as a business, and as we continue to supply the market, we thought that this opportunity would be a perfect fit for us.

“Great things are happening in Aberdeen – plenty more people will be coming through into the city, and it’s exciting to know that we’ll not only be giving locals a taste of what they love, but introducing our fine Aberdeenshire product to visitors from much further afield.”

The P&J Live development boasts world-class conference and exhibition facilities for organisers and delegates across the globe.

The space will encompass three new hotels, good public transport connections and all will be sustainably powered by local renewable energy sources.

Stuart added: “P&J Live’s concentration on sustainable energy aligns well with our own.

“Making great use of the winds and the sunshine that we get on our farm, our ice cream is made with 70% renewable energy and so it’s fantastic to see others become increasingly dedicated to reducing their carbon footprint.”

Supplying P&J Live will be an addition to Mackie’s already extensive list of partners of including Edinburgh Zoo, Blair Drummond Safari Park, Balmoral Castle and The Hydro.

Mackie’s employs 80 people on its farm near Inverurie to make its well-loved ice cream and chocolate.

Louise Stewart, Head of Entertainment, Exhibitions and Marketing at P&J Live, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering up with an iconic local brand at such an exciting time for the city.

“From the outset, P&J Live has been committed to supporting Aberdeen suppliers wherever possible and so it’s great to be offering visitors the chance to purchase a selection of their favourite Mackie’s treats at outlets throughout the centre.

“It’s great to be able to work with Mackie’s – a well-established brand with great history in Aberdeen – and have them support our ambitious new offering.

“With its city centre parlour and Aberdeenshire farm, Mackie’s is a much-loved local brand and we expect the news of its availability at P&J Live to prove popular with visitors.”

Renewable energy is a cornerstone of Mackie’s success, with investment of £6.5million in on-site renewables and a diverse energy production that includes four wind turbines, a bio-mass energy plant, plus a recently completed 10 acre solar farm.

Mackie’s ‘sky to scoop’ ethos sees them create everything, from their dairy products from their own herd to their packaging, on site.

Their fourth generation family farm, Westertown, situated close to Inverurie started producing ice cream in 1986 and still produce it all using fresh milk and cream from their own herds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there parking available at P&J Live?

Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.

There are various ways to pre book and pay for your parking at P&J Live

Pre Book Online: For all concerts and shows, you can pre-book your parking up to 24 hours before the event by visiting here.

On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks.

APCOA Connect App: Up to 1 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Overground Car Park.

By Phone: You can call APCOA on 01895 262122, just follow the instructions and use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Overground Car Park.

Is there parking charges?

Up to 3 hours - £3.50

Up to 8 hours - £10.00

Please find full details on our parking tariff here. Please pay on exit by entering your car registration

How can I pay for parking?

Pre Book Online: For all concerts and shows, you can pre-book your parking up to 24 hours before the event by visiting here.

On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks.

APCOA Connect App: Up to 1 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Overground Car Park.

By Phone: You can call APCOA on 01895 262122, just follow the instructions and use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Overground Car Park.

Can I drop off and pick up someone without paying parking fees?

If you are dropping off or picking someone up from an event, please note the maximum wait time in our car parks is 30 minutes. Parking charges will apply if your car is within the car park for more than 30 minutes. This also applies if you cannot find a space, you will not be charged if you exit the car park within 30 minutes.

How can I purchase tickets for a concert at P&J Live?

Tickets are available from our ticketing agent Ticketmaster on www.ticketmaster.co.uk or by calling 08444 77 9000.

P&J Live do not sell tickets directly.

What time is the Box Office open?

Our box office at P&J Live will be open on concert days only. This will be open from 17:30 on the date of the show only and closes once the main act comes on stage.

If you have any ticketing or box office queries contact [email protected]

Will I be able to purchase food at P&J Live?

There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.

Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.

How do I get to P&J Live from outside Aberdeen?

Getting into Aberdeen has never been easier with the completion of the new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.

P&J Live is located close to Aberdeen airport, six miles northwest of the city centre you can reach the venue using a range of transport options.

For more details see our Visiting page.

Are there cash machines available at P&J Live?

There will be no cash machines on site, however contactless payments are welcome.

Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?

At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. Please note we do have some cash only queues, please ensure you are in the correct queue. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.

There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.

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