Posted Wednesday, August 12 2015 by fatbuzz Categories: Blog

We hope you’re all enjoying Shortie’s 40th Anniversary tour of Scotland! For those of you following the tour, you’ll already know it’s been an extremely busy and exciting journey for Shortie and for Dean’s.

After leaving Huntly, Shortie made his first stop just outside Aberdeen, for the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play. As expected, our traditional Scottish summer brought rain and wind to Murcar Links Golf Club but that didn’t stop Shortie from wowing the crowds! After his two day visit, Shortie had made loads of new friends, who all enjoyed the delicious shortbread samples he brought with him.


While the first stop on the tour was lots of fun, we know that even Shortie needs his rest and so we sent him to the Winter Gardens in Duthie Park, Aberdeen for a day of recuperation. After a nice quiet day, Shortie was all set for a grand day out at the Turriff Show.

Shortie had a lovely day in Turriff right in the heart of Aberdeenshire, where he soaked up the sunshine all day long.  So many visitors to the show had photos taken with Shortie, and were rewarded with samples of Dean’s delicious melt in the mouth shortbread.

Shortie then returned to Aberdeen to indulge in a wee spot of holiday shopping, followed by some rest & relaxation in readiness for the next leg of his journey.

Dundee was the next city on the tour, where Shortie had a very busy schedule.  First up was a visit to two local radio stations, delivering Dean’s hampers to both Tay FM and Waves FM.  Then on to Discovery Point for a tour round a very famous ship.  When it comes to having fun, Shortie never misses the boat and even tried his hand at steering the ship.  After a busy morning “at sea”, Shortie was back on dry land at
Caird Square, where locals gathered throughout the day, to meet him, have their photographs taken, and enjoy more samples of Dean’s shortbread.

11241434_869725106398599_7762238761964882999_nShortie then set off for Velocity Health and Fitness, where he stretched his legs in preparation for the Perth Kilt Run. As part of the Touch of Tartan weekend in Perth, Shortie was in competitive spirit and lined up with some other interesting characters for the mascot race. Shortie was delighted to take third place – not bad for a giant kilt-wearing shortbread finger! Needless to say Shortie slept very well that night on his return to Aberdeen and the Carmelite Hotel.

Monday morning soon came around, and Shortie popped out to Huntly to visit his colleagues before spending the day exporing Huntly Castle. The following day some friends from Befriend a Child joined Shortie for lunch in Dean’s café bistro where everyone had a delicious lunch from the café bistro’s mouth watering new menu.


Shortie’s tour continues throughout the rest of August, with stops in various locations across Scotland.  If you’re lucky enough to have already met Shortie and had your photograph taken, check out our Facebook page and tag yourself in our albums for a chance to win a luxury Dean’s hamper. We also have three £100 John Lewis vouchers up for grabs – visit to enter and for terms & conditions. You can also keep up to date with Shortie’s whereabouts by following our regular updates on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag #whereisshortie.

We look forward to lots more interesting days out as the tour continues.  Make sure you don’t miss out, he might well b coming to a place near you!  Get your photo taken with Shortie or at least give him a big wave – he’ll be delighted to see you!

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