Muir of Ord and Dingwall markets

June 2019

Dingwall Academy Market / MOO(N) Zerowaste market  Joint Midsummer Market  21 June  Dingwall Academy

This market will not now take place

May 2019

Dingwall Academy online market closes

An email from the market on 6 May announced that the collection that week would be the last, thanked those who had supported the market as customers (obviously in insufficient numbers), and continued

"We have been experiencing very low customer numbers which means that most of our producers aren't able to keep supplying the market. We do however know that there is a demand for local food and that we have some amazing local food producers.

"We also know that we have a committed group of Dingwall Academy pupils, a supportive school and a massive need for change. The market itself is a brilliant initiative and for that reason we will be working with the pupils to develop the market in further ways and plan to be bringing you some exciting events in the near future. Let us know if you have any suggestions, ideas or ways in which you would like to see the market working in the future.

Thanks to all our supporters so far and let's see what the next part of the journey brings!"

The email also included advice on how to shop in ways that reduce waste and an interview with a market user.

Read the full email

A subsequent email gave references and links to former suppliers to the online market, and to the Black Isle Community Markets and the website, to help people continue to buy from local suppliers.

Read a copy of this email  (with corrected references to the community markets and blackislelarder).

More information on local producers from Dingwall Academy Market.


New Zero Waste Sunday market in Muir of Ord

Started in March, a monthly Sunday market has been started in Muir of Ord by local organisation MOO(N) Marketing, aimed at promoting a more sustainable and eco-conscious way of living with the goal of reducing waste.  The last MOO(N) market before a break for the summer was held in Muir of Ord Village Hall on Sunday 26 May.

From the MOON Marketing website

"MOO(N) is launching the first local, Zero Waste Market in the Highlands, promoting a more sustainable and eco-conscious way of living with the goal of reducing waste. Our monthly markets will showcase local produce, plants, vintage and pre-owned clothing, retro furniture and earth-friendly products. 

"The MOO(N) MARKET has been set up to promote a change in the way we live and shop. We are working towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle that is attainable and manageable and we would love to support others in doing the same.

"​Our launch market had a fantastic turnout and our next market is planned for Sunday 26 May 2019 from 11-2pm at Muir of Ord Village Hall. (This will be the last market before we have a break over the summer).

"The market will showcase a combination of second hand, vintage and recycled goods as well as great selection of eco-friendly products and local produce.  ​Visitors will be able to purchase fantastic items that don’t use plastic packaging and have a low carbon footprint.

"​We aim to demonstrate how you can have a beautiful wardrobe of clothes without shopping at fast fashion outlets. You don’t need to buy new to look amazing. 

"​We aim to demonstrate how you can furnish and equip your home with pre-owned, recycled and up-cycled products.  ​We also aim to encourage the repair and re-use of many items rather than them being thrown away.

"​Our motto is ‘waste not, want not’ ". 

For more information contact MOO(N)Marketing founder and market organiser Lynsey Burns        07961 046715

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