Warning over Dalkeith market security

A TRADER has been warned to tighten security for a temporary market in Dalkeith.

The call comes after a Midlothian councillor claimed she was threatened by a man during a previous event run by the applicant.

Scorpion Markets and Mohammed Choudry Iqbal, from Glasgow, were granted a temporary licence at last week’s meeting of Midlothian Council’s GP Committee, but Mr Iqbal was instructed to exert greater control of traders’ behaviour.

Five conditions have been attached to the licence to run a Saturday market in Eskdaill Street, White Hart Street and Komarom Court over the next six weeks.

Two refer to the employment of a banksman, a person designated to oversee the manoeuvring of stallholders’ vehicles during unloading and loading times. The council is anxious that this access and egress does not affect the safety of traffic users and pedestrians.

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