Duo to host coterie event to support local business and creativity

Joanna MacDonald & Jennifer Linton

An award winning Aberdeen salon is to host a first of its kind event in the city centre next week to showcase and encourage supporting local businesses.

Netherkirkgate Linton & Mac is set to host an exclusive coterie to an audience of businessmen and women, showcasing an array of business’ from the local area and providing key networking opportunities.

Taking place on Monday 12 December from 7pm – 9pm, ‘The Low Down’ is anticipated to attract over 100 guests through the salons doors, educating individuals in a unique way about style, trends and the importance of supporting local creativity.

Recently celebrating its first year in business, Linton & Mac’s Art Team will present a never before seen fashion show, showcasing fashion styles and trends inspired by the 1960’s, highlighting how trends set 50 years ago are still relevant today.

With retro Christmas inspired demonstrations and talks from numerous other local business’ involved including, Aberdeen Inspired, 10 Dollar Shake, The Mad Penguin, The Closet, and Grays School of Art to name a few, this free event is aiming to spark conversation about how to tackle the current climate in Aberdeen.

Focusing on shopping local, the entrepreneurial duo behind Linton & Mac wanted to get as many local businesses involved, with a total of 12 businesses now participating.

Joanna McDonald, creative director of Linton & Mac commented: “We wanted to bring a new style of event to Aberdeen, something intriguing and enticing, which makes people want to be in the know.

“Fashion is all about trends, but it’s also about breaking trends. By hosting the city’s very first coterie, people won’t quite know what to expect. Linton & Mac is very much about pushing boundaries and breaking trends and ‘The Low Down’ events will do just that. There’s a real sense of mystery around the event and we can’t wait to showcase what we’ve been working on.

“Times are tough in Aberdeen, but by supporting one another we can make Aberdeen a great place for fashion and beauty too, as well as the other sectors we will be supporting through event. The event is free for business professionals to attend, however due to the exclusivity of the event you have to be on the guest list to get in.”

Owner of Esker Spirits, Steven Duthie, said: “Esker is delighted to be involved in an event celebrating local talent and enterprising spirit.

“Linton & Mac have done so much to put Aberdeen’s small business scene on the map this year, we’re looking forward to supporting them and meeting other inspirational local businesses at ‘The Low Down’.”

Local craft spirits company, Esker Spirits will be on hand to serve its classic Esker gin and tonic to guests, as will craft beer giants BrewDog, serving up craft brews.

Please email Julia Bryce at juliabryce@msn.com to be added to the guest list for ‘The Low Down’ event or for further information on the event.