A NEW Mackie’s shop in Aberdeen has already served up more than10,000 scoops of ice cream.

Despite the cold winter weather, in the first six weeks of opening, Mackie’s 19.2 in Marischal Square is performing 20 per cent better than initial projections.

While well known flavours such as Traditional, Vanilla and Honeycomb have all been popular, around 60 per cent of ice cream sales have consisted of more adventurous Italian-style Napoli combinations such as Cookies and Cream and Salted Caramel.

Karin Mackie of Mackie’s said: “As with launching any new venture there are plenty of stresses and worries in the build-up.

“But thanks in no small part to the adventurous Aberdonian palette we’ve had a good start – and Marischal Square has proven to be the ideal location, there is a real buzz building in this part of town. It’s early days, but we’re encouraged enough to be looking at further Scottish sites to open in the coming years, which is very exciting.”