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Haggis hunting season is fast approaching and our resident Ghillie says the numbers of Haggii in the woods are growing fast! Do you have what it takes to hunt the beastie? Prizes will be awarded for hunting style and flair so be sure to grab your Meurans and Tam o' Shanters and take to the Woodies! 

The hunt runs all day from 9.30 til 5.30 all weekend and you can collect your guide to hunting in the visitor centre foyer before heading out. 

For those unwilling to catch their own our shop will be loaded with Scotts award winning haggis, fresh local veg and everything you could need for a top notch burns feast!

Our kitchen crew will also be cooking up a storm for the perfect post hunt victory meal! 

Remember Haggis are timid creatures and are not to be touched!  Send evidence of any sightings and your hunting style to to be in for shot of winning! 

We are closing on the 25th and 26th of December open as usual on the 27th @ 09:30 

We are closing again on the 1st and 2nd January 2020,  re-open as normal on the 3rd @09:30

Hope to see you before then...!




TURKEY’S@FORMARTINES we are still taking orders for Barra Bronze premium Christmas turkeys and just about everything else you need for a gourmet feast.  Full range of butchery,  veg,  cheese,  ham,  sauces & condiments,  puddings,  pies, wine,  beer & spirit..

HAMPERS@FORMARTINES We have a fantastic range of hampers to make the perfect gift for anyone.We have Aberdeenshire hampers,  gourmet hampers,  gluten-free hampers to name but a few & our bespoke hamper service is very popular..  Nationwide delivery.....

GIFTS & DECORATIONS@FORMARTINES We have just stocked with a great new selection of festive decorations,  gifts,  stocking fillers,  and foodie gifts for most budgets.   Easy Christmas shopping out of the city.

CHRISTMAS WRAPPED UP@FORMARTINES Formartine’s can help you get Christmas all wrapped up with Fantastic food and coffee served all day in our eatery. Woodland walks & wildlife for all the family to enjoy..

Your last chance this year to MEET THE BEES.

Bee talks and hive visits at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Come along and the beekeepers from Udny Provender will introduce you to the lovely bees that live at Formartines and make our delicious Haddo Honey.

Bee suits provided for those visiting the hive.


Please gather outside at your preferred time to take part.





 Back by popular demand Saturday 6th July! A unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the Bees that live at Formartine's.
Our beekeepers - Ewen & Liz from Udny Provender will be here to chat about all things Bee and get you suited up to look inside the hives.
We have 5 sessions that are free to attend, just come along and join in, at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Please note there are a limited number of protective Bee suits for adults and children that will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Fathers day is fast approaching...

Why not treat dad to some goodies from the shop, make a  beer box full of his favourites or pick up a selection of little gifts

Or bring him for lunch, keep it chilled with a laid back meal on the deck soaking up the sun. 

Fathers Day 16th June

This Friday the 12th of April marks Formartine's 7th birthday!

Come along for some delicious brunch, lunch and cake and celebrate with us!


Our fine food hall is stocked with local artisanal products, including produce from our own estate & smokehouse. The range of hand-selected delicacies includes everything for a gourmet feast,  we also have a great range of gifts and art.

Open 09:30 to 17:30,  7 days. 

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Our eatery boasts the best of local and seasonal produce with the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea.  Excellent coffee and own bake cakes all day.

Open 9:30 to 17:30, 7 Days.

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Explore the great outdoors of rural Aberdeenshire with our stunning woodland walks around Haddo Trout Lake. Discover the beautiful natural scenery while enjoying a leisurely stroll on our paths, and even bring your dog to join in the fun.

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With plenty of activities to inspire young explorers of all ages, our secure children’s play area will provide hours of entertainment and lots of peace and quiet for parents and grandparents.

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