Dean's of Huntly
Dean’s of Huntly is a North East institution – their shortbread fingers and petticoat tails are found on the biscuit trays of households all over Aberdeenshire. The company started in 1975 in founder Helen Dean’s kitchen when she started to make shortbread to help fundraise for the local pipe band. The shortbread was such a success that first a small bakery, then a factory, opened. The visitor centre allows you to see the manufacturing process first-hand, and the attached café offers good quality breakfasts, lunches and homebakes throughout the day.