Although the website, http://scottishcontinentalmarket.co.uk doesn’t seem to have a postal address on it, or a company number, as it says they operate out of Fife, we’re taking an educated guess that it’s quite likely that these are the folk likely to be behind the Leith application too.
According to that website, this is what Leithers may expect:
“The Scottish Continental Market brings a vibrant, friendly and truly unique atmosphere to your town or city. At each stall our friendly and enthusiastic traders’ will engage with customers ensuring that they make the right choice when browsing the high quality products on offer.”
“Our stalls range from delicious food produce such as German sausage, French and Asian Cuisine, fresh vegetables, Belgian chocolates, soaps and an unbelievable selection of sweets, to jewellery, clothes, designer handbags and ornamental decorative pieces for both garden and home.”
Establishing a regular outdoor market featured high on locals’ list of priorities for improving Leith Walk in the Vision for Leith Walk consultation. And putting something like this slap bang into the middle of the Kirkgate could also work wonders in challenging the negative perceptionsthat some folk have about that particular shopping area.
On the other hand, it might be nice to see a market with a commitment to selling more locally produced food too.
Although the application was lodged in August, its current status is described as “checks outstanding.” If anyone has any idea what that means, or when the application is likely to be determined, please do get in touch.
What do you think? Just what the Foot of the Walk needs? Or not? Let us know.