After a minor hiccup last month the Continental Market has now properly arrived at the New Kirkgate. With all its paperwork in order and a licence for a whole year it is hoped that the market will come to Leith up to 6 times a year. If there is sufficient interest, we could look forward to a more local, weekly market as well.
Of course it all depends on how well the market does in the next few days, so please go and take a look, you won’t be disappointed. There is lots of food, handicrafts and clothes for sale.
The Continental Market will be running from today
Thursday 13th December until Saturday 16 December
9.00am till 18.00pm
Selling Spanish Paella, Turkish Baklava, German Sausage, Greek Olives, etc.
Handmade Jewellery, African Wooden Crafts, Indian Clothing, Handicrafts etc.
The establishment of a market at the Kirkgate was the 4th most popular outcome of the Vision of Leith Walk Consultation. It was a consultation that Greener Leith carried out only 6 months ago so we are particularly happy to see it happen so quickly.
Ali Yaich, an experienced ‘marketeer’ who has been organising the The Continental Market in several places throughout the UK, is glad it has all worked out and says ‘it’s great to be in Leith’. He also wants it to be known that he is interested in taking forward the idea for a weekly local market and he is happy to speak to anyone interested in taking this further.
If you are thinking about starting a market stall and would like more information, Ali is happy for a chat. His contact details are: 07920 884 579.
This morning there was even carol singing as this tweet from Rachel Harris shows:
Seasonal festivities in Leith this am! 🙂 Sweet! twitter.com/HarrisButterfl…
— Rachel Harris (@HarrisButterfly) December 13, 2012