Craft shop celebrates first birthday in style

Celebration: Owner Andy Ritchie is delighted to celebrate the shop's 1st birthday and did so with some bubbles.
Celebration: Owner Andy Ritchie is delighted to celebrate the shop's 1st birthday and did so with some bubbles.

A craft shop in New Pitsligo is celebrated its first birthday last week by holding an open day.

Celtic Collective on High Street, was started by local man Andy Ritchie who wanted to open a business in the town which was different and could benefit the local people.

Celtic Collective has a range of crafts and services, from jewellery making, pottery and glass paintings to card making, pet products and a large range of wool.

The shop held an open day to celebrate its first birthday and also had cakes, teas, coffee and bubbly to mark the occasion.

Mr Ritchie said: “I am really pleased to celebrate Celtic Collective’s first birthday.

“Around 98 percent of everything in the shop is made by local artists or within the shop.

“We are also looking forward to making cards, favours etc for weddings. At the moment we can make cards and a range of products to tailor everyone’s needs.

“One of our most popular items is recycled seat belt bags. We are the only place that make them and there has been demand all over the world in Hong Kong, New Zealand and America.”

The shop also holds craft classes for adults and children and summer clubs for kids too. It also has a knitting club which has been working on producing items for the ante-natal unit at ARI.