Muir of Ord and Dingwall markets

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.


May 2019

Zero Waste Sunday market in Muir of Ord

Started in March, a monthly Sunday market has been run 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. 

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


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