Our Shop

Our shop is located on Shore Street, Macduff where we offer an advisory service, very much needed in this area, on a drop-in or appointment basis as well as the sale of high quality donated goods.

We are always grateful for donations and welcome everybody to visit us to browse and buy the goods on offer. All income from the sale of goods after expenses goes back into the community as grants and donations to deserving causes. The more sales, the more grants and assistance we can provide!

Whether you come to access our services, make a donation or to browse our quality goods on sale, you will always be made welcome by our friendly and dedicated volunteers.

Advisory Service

We provide an important wide range of initial senior citizen information, signposting and support services. Clients can simply drop-in or make an appointment, or if required a home visit can be arranged. Advice can typically cover:

  • Identifying what support is available from various authorities and organisations.
  • Advising which forms need to be obtained.
  • Help with filling out forms such as DWP, Benefits, Blue badge Scheme.
  • Telephone calls.
  • Monitoring and/or follow up on behalf of the client.

We liaise with Occupational Therapy re referrals for adaptions to the home, as well as the Council Care Management Team and Social Work Department who can refer clients to us to assist in form filling, enquiries to Gas and Electric companies, Energy Saving Scotland, Age Scotland and any other company that may require a telephone consultation.

Our advisory service is completely free and confidential. We will only ever share information with those you have asked us to do so.

If you need our support services please contact Pauline Webb at our Macduff shop.

Contact Us

Useful Resources

Our shop is stocked with various leaflets that can provide helpful advice, information and support contacts for those in need. These leaflets are available to anyone visiting, free of charge.

The resources page provides useful information and contact details for organisations that can offer help and advice. You can also download a digital copy of our leaflets which can be printed or e-mailed to someone who you think may benefit from our services.

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Lunch Club

Banffshire Partnership, Deveron District Age Concern and Boyndie Trust are working together to run a weekly Lunch Club. Although principally aimed at Deveron District Age Concern clients, anyone who feels they would benefit from membership is welcome to apply to join.

The Lunch Club is held at Boyndie Visitor Centre and costs £5.00 for a two course lunch with Tea or Coffee.

If you are unable to get to Boyndie Visitor Centre via a car or public transport, Banffshire Partnership's buses (which are wheelchair-accessible) run in four local areas, free of charge, to give everyone the opportunity to attend the Lunch Club.

For more information, please visit the Lunch Club page.

Lunch Club

Small Grants Fund

We are always happy to consider with our Small Grants Fund, opportunities under our charitable status, whether it be maintenance of village halls, Christmas entertainment in local Sheltered Housing Communities or Talking newspapers for the blind.

We visit local groups to "spread the word" of our organisation on an increasing basis and to review recipients for our Small Grants Fund. Deveron District Age Concern awards grants of up to £1,000 per application, for the relief of local organisations or groups in need by reason of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage.

For more information on how to apply for a grant, please visit our grants page.

Small Grants Fund

Work Placements

We have over twenty dedicated volunteers that work in our shop processing donations and selling our wide variety of goods. Our volunteers are very important for our fund raising, usually working a morning or afternoon rota each week.

We work with the local Community Centre to help young people obtain work placements within the retail setting or for completing Duke of Edinburgh Award Schemes.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and would like to know more, please visit our volunteers page.

Volunteering