Mackie’s gets behind new North East offering

10 September 2019

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 onsite at P&J Live.

Parking charges will apply.

You can book your parking here.

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

Tickets are available from our ticketing agent Ticketmaster on 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.

Are there cash machines available at P&J Live?

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

Do you have a cloakroom during concerts?

We do not have cloakroom or storage facilities at P&J Live for concerts and shows.

Can I bring my camera to a concert?

Compact cameras and camera phones are permitted at concerts unless otherwise stated. Any camera which has a removable lens is not permitted within the venue. This is a stipulation of the acts and their promoters, due to copyright issues.

Photographers must contact P&J Live (who will pass the request on to the relevant promoter) to request a press pass which, if granted, will allow access with a professional camera.

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.

Where can I stay while visiting P&J Live/Aberdeen?

At P&J Live we have 2 on-site hotels are perfect for concert-goers, organisers and event delegates seeking the most convenient place to stay.

The adjoining hotel 4 Star Hilton, has 200 bedrooms, an executive lounge, restaurant and spa. There is a further on-site hotel the Aloft with 150 bedrooms. There are also over 11 hotels within a 5 minute drive from P&J Live available for use.

For booking, please visit the Hilton at TECA and Aloft Aberdeen TECA.

How do I purchase accessible seating for a show at P&J Live?

All the tickets for our Special Access Platform are sold via our ticket agent Ticketmaster.

In order to purchase tickets for this, please call 0800 988 4440 then be put through to an operator who can assist.

Further information on accessibility at the Venue can be found on our Accessibility page.

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