Essence of Harris, the Luxury UK candle maker, has recently unveiled a new retail outlet at Aberdeen International Airport, marking the first time and independent retailer has become an airport partner there.
The store saw its grand opening on the 10th of August in the departure lounge and will be offering a range of high quality candles, reed diffusers and soaps while bringing a little piece of the Island of Harris, situated in the Outer Hebrides, to the mainland.
Essence of Harris is an independent family owned business with 4 members of staff who are employed at the airport store. The opening is part of the £20 million redevelopment scheme at Aberdeen International Airport which aims to generate new opportunities for both independent and group retailers alike.
Essence of Harris Managing Director Jamie McGowan said: “As a growing Scottish brand, we are always eager to take our Hebridean products to consumers near and far, and to be in an international hub like Aberdeen Airport was an opportunity we were delighted to accept.
“The newly renovated airport is looking great and being able to showcase our products to people from the North East and all over the world travelling through Aberdeen makes a lot of sense.”
Aberdeen International Airport Retail Coordinator Emma Small commented: “It’s wonderful to have Essence of Harris on board here. It’s the first time we’ve worked with a Scottish independent company like this and really adds to the mix of what’s on offer to passengers at the airport.
“The terminal transformation project is almost complete, and the opening of Essence of Harris is a fantastic milestone on that journey.”