Strathmore & The Glens Community Markets
Thanks to all the traders, customers and visitors who make the market worthwhile, and especially thank you to the various volunteer labourers - there wouldn't be a market without you.
Dates for 2019
“Opportunity to promote local producers”
10am – 3pm in Wellmeadow, Blairgowrieon the following Saturdays:
The standard stall rental fee for 2019 will be £40. From 2005 to 2018 the charge was kept at £35, and was last intended to be raised in 2008. This was postponed because of the banking crisis. Our fees are kept low because the market is run on a not-for-profit basis by volunteers but we are faced with increased costs as much as everyone else.
Stall fees are payable one week in advance or in cash on the day, with invoices being issued two weeks in advance. Hire of Gazebo remains at £70. You can now pay your hire fees via PayPal PayPal.Me
Booking cancellations with less than 7 days notice will incur a £40 charge, unless a replacement vendor can be found. Stall holders who book but fail to turn up are still liable for the charge. There is a 10% discount for pre paid bookings made before the start of the season for all six dates. If leaving us a message to say you will be late or need to cancel your place please do so by the day before the market. A message on facebook or email will not reach us if sent at the last minute. We leave to set the market up by 0700 on the morning and do not start looking at a computer on the Saturday morning.
The market does not work if there are no vendors, so we will be flexible if possible, but customers get disappointed if an expected stall is not there. Remember reliable attendance is the key to repeat business.
* ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY *
Each of the market stalls has a plastic skirt. This can be used for advertising your business and will be displayed on a stall. Cost per annum per skirt £200 plus the cost of printing for which you will need to send us a pdf of your artwork. A maximum of 10 skirts are available.
In the event of predicted adverse weather, especially high winds and driving rain, in the interests of safety and protecting stallholders' stock, markets may be cancelled at short notice. If this happens any pre paid fees will be refunded. Refunds will be paid to the account from which the booking fee came, so if you wish it to be sent somewhere else please let us know! We may also close the market early if weather conditions deteriorate during the day, concerns of which mean we do not schedule markets during autumn and winter. While we endeavour to contact all stallholders in the event of any change to the schedule, this is not always possible for a variety of reasons, including your own uncontactability! Stallholders are advised to check back with this website prior to any market as any changes will always be reflected here. This is particularly relevant at times of potential bad weather.
A list of regular stall holders is available here.
If you are looking for further information please email or telephone Sue on 01828 640763/07764 273441
We are looking for schools, choirs, bands, orchestras, local musicians or street entertainers who wish to celebrate their talents and raise funds by entertaining those who attend the market.
Taste of Strathmore
In the spring there’s a great selection of seasonal vegetables on sale. So it is the perfect opportunity to give your diet a spring clean and make sure you are getting at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables each day.
We are members of the The Scottish Association of Farmers' Markets www.scottishfarmersmarkets.co.uk
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