AN ABERDOUR business is hoping to taste more success after opening its second store in the village this week.

Post and Pantry first took over Aberdour Post Office back in 2017 when they starting serving a range of local produce while continuing to trade as the village's post office.

The original premises will now house the Post Office and a stationer's shop while its new P&P Delicatessen store opened up yesterday (Wednesday) further along the High Street.

The business is run by friends Amanda Braid and Pamela Phillips who have managed to keep going despite the challenges which the coronavirus pandemic brought with it.

"We are really excited about it," Amanda told the Press. "We are at the old Witch's shop. We bought that and have been slowly converting it and it is three times the size. We have our own toilets, prep kitchen where as before Pamela and I have had our kitchens certified by the council but now we have our own space to do that.

"We have a coffee machine and have about 20 different choices of cheeses on the cheese counter and a huge offering. In both shops, we really try to champion local products. There are a lot of independent suppliers.

"Because the deli is a bit bigger, we are offering specialised cooking ingredients and have imports from Spain and Italy. We are are starting off with all the Christmas stock as well. The shop right now is full to the brim with all the lovely Christmas bits and pieces.

"We will do a lot of our own baking and we are going to be offering a lot more. We do grazing boxes and we will be able to expand on these and on functions."

Amanda said they felt "lucky" to have come out of the pandemic with a thriving business.

"We came out of COVID a bit of a success story but it is hard to shout about that because it was such a horrible time. We were in a lucky position that we were a vital business because we did food stuff and the Post Office, we were able to keep going and we were able to flip our offering to keep the Post Office open with shorter hours but do a delivery service as well.

"Some of that was down to luck and we feel lucky in that respect. Some of it is simply to have a business that could sustain.

"It is probably not, economically, the best time to be opening a new business but the person who owned the Green Witch was ready to retire. It was one of those situations where you have to jump without thinking about it because the opportunity is there. We are really hoping the village and surrounding communities are behind us.

"In West Fife, there's not really a full offering quite like ours in our little area."