More traders sign up for town market

Shoppers flock to the first Penicuik market in the town centre
Shoppers flock to the first Penicuik market in the town centre

Penicuik’s new market returns tomorrow (Friday) with far more stalls offering a wider variety of goods for local shoppers.

Organised by Penicuik First, the town centre Business Improvement District scheme, the market meets in John Street precinct on the first Friday of each month from 10am to 4pm.

Project Coordinator Edward Linton-Smith said: “After the huge success of the first market, traders are champing at the bit to get involved, so we are in the happy position of being able to select only the very best.

“There will be more stalls and a wider range of goods. Local businesses have asked us to expand the market along the entire length of the precinct so that they can feel the maximum benefit and we’ll be doing exactly that on Friday.

“Penicuik First exists to represent local businesses and the market should serve to remind shoppers that there’s a wealth of great businesses all across Penicuik town centre.

“We hope that the expansion will attract customers across the whole area.”

Penicuik First is hoping this month’s market will attract traders of fresh meat and fish as well as fruit and vegetables.

The July market will feature Caurnie Soap, MaRoberts sauces, the Lost Garden of Penicuik vegetables, Plan Bee honey, Windshiel Organic Farm meat and eggs, Belle beading, Breadshare, Pie Not?, Precious jewellery, Trilean health foods, Cook’s Desire condiments, the Woodland Trust, Chunk Fudge, the Kitchen Cupboard baking and cheeses, That’s Jammy preserves, Gourmet Dog Treats, Mary Beth Originals jewellery, Smith Simply Sauces, Sweet Desire confectionery, Arran Cheeses, Phabulous Pheasant, Tiphereth Trading preserves, Aurora jewellery, Margaret Mitchell knitwear, SuperNature oil and Scoff Street Food.

Shoppers are advised to head to the market early to avoid disappointment.