A WARM and welcoming addition to Aberdour’s High Street has opened its doors.

Brittany Wilson, 32, has taken a “big leap” expanding her homeware business, Little White Candle, which had been based from her Duloch home.

She describes the venture, which she began in 2019, as “offering a sense of calm through a selection of hand-poured candles and luxury fragrance” with a collection “designed to create a place of serenity and tranquility, somewhere to curl up and retreat.”

“I have been running it from my dining room,” she told the Press.

“It has just grown and grown and when I saw the shop pop up in Aberdour I thought, ‘It’s quite a big leap but I’ve got to be brave’.

“It’s lovely, it is just the perfect fit for the brand.”

Brittany, who is originally from Dalgety Bay, will be selling her signature soy wax candles, melts, diffusers, room sprays and gift boxes from the shop, as well as holding workshops in the back room of the building.

She has held a previous session at Abbot House, where the store stocks her goods, which she says was “brilliant”.

“I hope the support is still there going forward, it is a really difficult time for everyone,” she added.

“I like to think it is a little bit of affordable luxury, it is so nice lighting a candle and sitting down and relaxing and focusing on wellbeing, it has never been about making expensive candles – I try to keep it that way.”

Brittany started the business after her engagement, when she hoped to make small wedding favours for loved ones to take home from her planned ceremony in 2020.

However, after this was called off due to the pandemic, she continued to make the gifts, giving them out to her friends and family, and selling them online.

She and her partner, Kal Wilson, have since married, with Brittany working around her new husband, her daughter Indie Wilson, and her stepson Kalvin Wilson at their home.

“To start off, the plan is to find my feet, customers are my priority and I have a good relationship with them,” she continued.

“It is easy to branch out too quickly and end up losing what you are. Next year, longer-term, I would like to find more stockists, smaller shops with their own identities, I like to be supportive of other small businesses.”

Little White Candle can be found at 5 High Street, Aberdour, with the opening hours of Wednesday to Friday 10am until 4pm, and Saturdays 11am until 3pm.