Mace Woolseys

Mace Woolseys

Mace Woolseys

Scotch Street Filling Station is located in the village of Scotch Street, just outside Portadown in Co. Armagh.  The shop was originally opened by the late Jimmy Woolsey In April 1960, operating from the front room of their family home.  The filling station opened a year later in 1961. Since Jimmy passed away in 1969, the shop was run by Ellie and eldest daughter Renee and later on Ann, while Don, the youngest son of the late Jimmy and Ellie carried on the filling station up until 1987 when the new building was constructed to include both the shop and filling station.  One of 13 in the Woolsey family, Don has been involved for 52 years in the family business. The Post Office, which initially was run by Renee and Ann, was then taken over by Don’s daughter Pauline.  The family business has grown over the years, along with the rising needs of customers and substantial increase in housing within the village.  What remains a focus for Don over the years, is to meet the needs and keep customers happy.  The filling station and supermarket is at the heart of the village, and another focus for Don has been the local community, supporting both the primary school and local youth and community centres.  The filling station, currently with Star fuel and Today’s shop is run by Don, managed by Son James and Daughter Christine with the Post Office being run by Daughter Pauline.  A true family business with a dedicated staff team.  A year to remember as we celebrate 60 years in business, serving the local community of Scotch Street and further afield, who remain at the very heart of what we do and why we do it.