Hamilton Markets

Food and non-alcoholic drink producers are being invited to attend a series of markets in Hamilton next month.

Hamilton BID are planning to run the markets every Saturday in August along Quarry Street.

Businesses who are interested in attending can have the cost of their stall hire covered by South Lanarkshire Council through a project funded by both the council and SAC Consulting, so long as there is no conflict of interest with local businesses.

Manager of Hamilton BID, Malcolm Thomas-Harley, said: “We are aiming to support our local businesses through the creation of new and exciting town markets in August that will aim to drive footfall back into our town centre and into the businesses. 

“We have teamed up with SHS stall hire who run markets across Scotland and Halo Arts to provide street theatre and family entertainment. 

“What makes these markets special is the inclusion of many town centre businesses and local businesses onto the stalls. 

“Alongside those businesses we are also looking to include small artisan South Lanarkshire businesses and producers onto the stalls to provide an additional quality product mix for our customers.”

Chair of South Lanarkshire Council’s Community and Enterprise Resources Committee, Councillor John Anderson, said: “This is an excellent opportunity for local food and non-alcoholic producers to showcase the huge array of goods that is available to us right on our doorstep.

“We recognise the impact that Covid-19 will have had on many of these businesses, but as the restrictions are beginning to ease, this type of event will hopefully help bring back some buzz and vibrancy to Hamilton town centre.”

More information, including how to apply for a stall, is available from the BID website but please get in touch as soon as possibe as there is an application process and various checks need to be done. Apply here: https://www.hamiltonourtown.co.uk/hamilton-market/

To find out how to get a stall for South Lanarkshire food and non-alcoholic drink businesses at no cost to you, please email South Lanarkshire Council.

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