Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Will the "market effect" give a lift to Nairn town centre this weekend?

This Saturday (23rd Nov) there will be a farmers' market in the area of car park where the old Community Centre used to stand. An advert in a local weekly newspaper reads:  "Quality food and crafts. Beef, Pork, Lamb, Venison, Game, Vegetables, Bread, Pastries and Cakes, Natural Personal Care Products, Jewellery and Knitted goods." 
The street market held in the summer and the Christmas Lights event last week (images here and here) prove that thousands of residents will turn out for special events held in the town centre. The market on Saturday will not be in the High Street and it will be of a more functional nature than the event that went ahead with an element of public funding in the summer. It will be interesting to see just how many people this event will attract into the town centre, hopefully it will be a success with other businesses on the High Street and further afield benefiting from an increase of local people shopping locally and also vistors coming to Nairn. 

1 comment:

Trader said...

The problem with most farmer's markets is that they are just once a month which is too irregular for most people's food needs (need them to be at least weekly)

To have one in Nairn just once a year will mean that it's no more than a novelty and I cannot see any benefit to the town itself other than a reminder that it would be good to once again see a weekly food market in the town