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About Andrew Begg

151 Years in the Making …

Established in 1866 near Fraserburgh in Scotland and after 5 generations, Andrew Begg remains a family firm, run by brother and sister team, Andrew Begg and Katharine McLean. Having traded in various north-east towns over the years, we are now located at 24-26 Upperkirkgate, Aberdeen and 40 West High Street, Forfar. The latter was purchased in 2003 and traded until 2016 as David Guild.


We are directly related to the Begg family of ‘Begg Shoes & Bags’ (shops located in Perth, Inverness, Inverurie, Peterhead, Kirkwall, Lerwick and Elgin) and although there are many similarities we trade as separate businesses.



As an independent retailer, we take pride in offering great range, quality and service in a world of mass market shoe retailers, where individual care is hard to find. We cater for a wide variety of customers, offering a choice of fashion, purpose, fit and budget across ladies’ and men’s footwear and accessories. Try us out – independent retailers really do go that extra mile!



As well as selling a wide selection of quality Ladies’ and Men’s footwear, our Aberdeen branch also has a specialist DANCE department with a market-leading selection of dance garments and footwear for most dance forms and stage. Our friendly, experienced staff are trained to assist in meeting the various needs of individual dancers and dance schools. Andrew himself fits and adjusts dance shoes where necessary and takes a special pride in pointe shoe fitting, the most challenging skill of all.



Angus is a county of old-fashioned values but very modern tastes and expectations. Our Forfar branch tries to match this with an exciting selection of footwear and accessories to suit men and women in their busy lives. As befits a market town with diverse needs, we offer everything you need to get you through the year! Whether for an occasion, day-to-day comfort, keeping out the weather, letting in the sun, lounging at home or a gift for Granny – we’ve probably got it!

On behalf of everyone at Andrew Begg, thanks for reading this summary of our business. Please get in touch if you have any queries (see Contact Us).