Macphie | CSR | Fettercairn Show

Following a plea from its local agricultural show, Macphie will be offering children the chance to create their own Fettery funcie this weekend.

The Fettercairn Show was first held in 1826 but in recent years has suffered from poor attendance during the notoriously inclement Scottish summer.

To combat this, a local produce marquee will appear for the first time with activities from Grampian Growers, Castleton Farm Shop, Fettercairn Distillery and Macphie.

For a small donation to the show’s charity, children can create their own cake  – or Fettery funcie piece – with frosting and sprinkles at the Macphie stand.

Taste test

The adults meantime can take the tastebud challenge as they see whether their sense of taste is sufficient to tell the sweet from the salty.

Chairman Alastair Macphie said: “Macphie is all about preserving employment and creating wealth in the local area, and part of that is looking after the local community.

“Fettercairn Show has been a regular and popular fixture in the area for decades, so when they approached us with their plan we were delighted to get on board.

“We are also welcoming a pupil volunteer from Mearns Academy, one of our partner schools, who will be helping out on the stand.

“Our connection with the show also goes back many years, and this year we’re proud also to be sponsoring the Highland Ponies.”


The four local businesses are funding the new marquee, providing activities and attractions for visitors, with an emphasis on entertaining children.

Grampian Growers currently has several schools involved in a seed potato competition, and is holding the final on the day. Castleton Farm is operating a bicycle smoothie bar in the marquee and Fettercairn Distillery is showcasing its new whiskies.

  • Fettercairn Show is being held at East Bridge End Park, Fettercairn on Saturday 7 July