Weather did not dampen market spirits

Queensferry community market
Queensferry community market

The first of four community markets to be staged in Queensferry over the summer period proved an overwhelming success – despite the atrocious downpours.

The High Street market last Sunday was given a thumbs up by stallholders and local businesses alike.

A total of six stalls were planned for the first market but this figure may now be increased due to its popularity.

Diane Brown, project manager for Queensferry Ambition, which has organised the series of community markets, said: “We were overwhelmed at the number of people who were attracted to the market, despite the dismal weather.

“We had a mix of locals and visitors at the stalls. Many said they wished there had been more food.

“We opened at 11am and decided to close at 4pm as everyone by that time was soaked through.”

Diane added: “High Street shop owner milliner Joyce Paton said the market not only attracted custom for stall-holders but it boosted her business too. The markets were organised to increase footfall, which it did.”