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Oxfam marks 'oldest' Aberdeen shop's 21st birthday

Marion Craigie and Janet Atkinson
Image caption Manager Marion Craigie, left, praised staff such as Janet Atkinson

An Aberdeen Oxfam bookshop - the charity's oldest Scottish branch - is celebrating its 21st birthday by honouring two long-serving volunteers.

Janet Atkinson and Matthew Dickie have been with the Back Wynd shop for almost its entire history, at 20 years each.

Mrs Atkinson, 61, said: "I never thought of being a volunteer, but half an hour after dropping off some book donations I had become one."

Shop manager Marion Craigie said the staff had shown "humbling dedication".

The first Oxfam bookshop was opened in Oxford in 1987.

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