Pop-Up Cafe at Abbeyfield, Turriff

A new community pop up cafe will be available in Turriff on four dates at Abbeyfield House.

The house, which offers very sheltered housing for older people, is launching its new venture on Thursday 18th February from 10.00am – 11.30am.

The house in The Wynd, off Manse Road has been open for nearly 30 years but still remains a well-kept secret within the town.

The cafe project is aimed at helping raise the awareness of what the house has to offer to the town and its surrounding area.

Carole Foreman, the North-East Housing and Support Team Leader for Abbeyfield Scotland said many people in the Turriff area were unaware that the house existed or of its purpose.

She explained “Abbeyfield Turriff was originally a local initiative which offered accommodation to older people with a connection to the area.  On 1st April, 2008 it became part of Abbeyfield Scotland Limited and we would like to highlight just how important a role it plays in the community and what it has to offer.”

There are nine rooms in the Turriff house and the community cafe will be used to introduce staff members and showcase the house’s facilities.

Carole added “Anyone is welcome to come along to have a cup of coffee, a bannock and a blether. We would be delighted for them to have a look around the house and speak to the staff.  We do have some room vacancies and our staff would be able to inform anyone interested about the options and any possible support we can offer.  This is the first time we have carried out something like this in Turriff and all our residents are involved in the idea of the café and are very excited about it.”

The cafe will be open on 18th February and 3rd, 17th and 31st March.

Further information is available by calling 01888-568878 or 07880-037518.