New market allows small enterprises to branch out

Midnight Pacific will provide music at new Moray-inspired market venture
Scott Ramsay (centre) of Midnight Pacific will be providing the music

MORAY CRAFT BUSINESSES seeking to take their work to a wider audience are being invited to consider a new venture being set up close to Aberdeen.

Behind the move is Lesley Ann Parker from the Leap Gallery at Craigellachie, who is behind the move to set up ‘Timeless in the City’, a new indoor market at the Ashdale Hall in Westhill and the Mercure Aberdeen Caledonian Hotel.

Lesley Ann’s plans are to hold the indoor market twice a month – with the first taking place on Sunday, April 10 from 10am to 3pm at Ashdale Hall.

“Many small enterprises in Moray do not sell their products to the High Street normally, so this is an ideal opportunity for them to reach out to a wider marketplace very close to Aberdeen,” she told insideMoray.

She continued: “Small businesses in Moray deserve greater support both local and wider afield. These ventures often strengthen the local economy and create employment, with wider exposure for their products they have a greater opportunity to grow.

“Timeless in the City is a wonderful platform for small business owners in Moray and throughout the north east to network and learn from each other – but, most importantly, show off their skills and hopefully make some great sales on the day.”

Businesses already signed up include Surina Embroidery from Dufftown and the Leap Gallery, while music is being provided at the event by Scott Ramsay and his band ‘Midnight Pacific’.

Events are planned to take place on the second Sunday of each month at Westhill and on the first Thursday monthly in Aberdeen.

Any business producing such as art, vintage, antique, jewellery, crafts and organic remedies and interested in taking part is asked to contact Lesley Ann Parker on 01340 871718 or 07887 846495.