The Markets of Scotland

This map shows all of the markets in Scotland, colour-coding each region by what day the market is open.

November 2015
Print Media

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I created this map as a gift for my dear mother after she bought a cottage in the Scottish Highlands. As I’m sure you can tell, she loves going to markets – farmers’ markets, flower markets, craft fairs, antique stores, you name it. I wanted to give her, and anybody visiting, an easy way to know where and when every market in Scotland takes place.

Each region of the country is coloured according to what day of the week and month the market is open, while black numbers show the location of the market and correspond to more detail below: name, location, hour of operation, and whether its indoor or outdoor and has food or not.

The result is spectacular, at 36 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Upon closer examination, it shows some neat patterns in how certain markets move around. You can view a spreadsheet of all my research here.


 

Footnotes and List of Markets

(1) Tingwall Farmers’ Marker Tingwall Hall, Tingwall, Shetland Year Round, Third Sunday Monthly – wares/food/indoor
(2) Kirkwall Farmers’ Market Masonic Hall, Kirkwall, Orkney Jan-Nov, Last Saturday Monthly – wares/food/indoor
(3) Barra and Vatersay Island Market Fèill an Eilean, Barra, Western Isles Year Round, Various Saturdays – wares/food
(4) Wick Farmers’ Market Market Square, Wick Year Round, Every Saturday – wares/food
(5) Dingwall Farmers’ Market High Street, Dingwall Year Round, Second Saturday Monthly – wares/food
(6) Sky Farmers’ Market Somerled Square, Portree Year Round, Every Saturday – wares/food
(7) Inverness Farmers’ Market High Street, Inverness Feb-Dec, First Saturday Monthly – wares/food
(8) Cairngorms Farmers’ Market The Square, Grantown-on-Spey Mar-Sep, Various Days – wares/food
(9) Fort William Farmers’ Market Lochaber Complex, Fort William Year Round, Third Saturday Monthly – food
(10) Elgin Farmers’ Market Plain Stones, Elgin Year Round, Third Saturday Monthly – wares/food
(11) Banff Farmers’ Market St Mary’s Car Park, Banff Year Round, Last Saturday Monthly – food
(12) Thainstone Sunday Market Thainstone Centre, Inverurie Year Round, Every Sunday – wares
(13) Inverurie Farmers’ Market Market Place, Inverurie Year Round, Second Saturday Monthly – food
(14) Ellon Farmers’ Market Neil Ross Square, Ellon Year Round, Fourth Saturday Monthly – food
(15) Aberdeen International Street Market Union Terrace, Aberdeen Quaterly, Friday – Sunday – wares/food
(16) Aberdeen Country Fair Belmont Street, Aberdeen Year Round, Last Saturday Monthly – wares/food
(17) Banchory Farmers’ Market Scott Skinner Square, Banchory Year Round, Third Saturday Monthly – food
(18) Angus Farmers’ Market Strathmore Hall, Forfar Year Round, Second Saturday Monthly – wares/food/indoor
(19) Angus Farmers’ Market High Street, Montrose Year Round, First Saturday Monthly – wares/food
(20) Dundee Farmers’ Market City Square, Dundee Feb-Dec, Third Saturday Monthly – wares/food
(21) Perth Farmers’ Market/Craft Market King Edward and High Street, Perth Feb-Dec, First Saturday Monthly – wares/food
(22) Cupar Farmers’ Market Crossgate, Cupar Year Round, Third Saturday Monthly – wares/food
(23) St Andrews Farmers’ Market Argyle Street Car Park Feb-Dec, First Saturday Monthly – wares/food
(24) Kirkcaldy Farmers’ Market Town Square, Kirkcaldy Year Round, Last Saturday Monthly – wares/food
(25) Dunfermline Farmers’ Market Glen Gates, Bridge Street, Dunfermline Year Round, Second Saturday Montly – wares/food
(26) Stirling Farmers’ Market Stirling City Centre, Stirling Year Round, Second Saturday Monthly – wares/food
(27) Sterling Mills Farmers’ Market Sterling Mills, Tillicoultry Year Round, Fourth Sunday Monthly – wares/food
(28) Falkirk Farmers’ Market High Street, Falkirk Year Round, First Friday Monthly – food
(29) Campbelltown Farmers’ Market Royal Hotel Yard, Campbelltown Year Round, First Saturday Monthly – wares/food
(30) Loch Lomond Shores Farmers’ Market Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch Year Round, First and Third Sunday Monthly – wares/food
(31) Milngavie’s Farmers’ Market Douglas Street, Milngavie Year Round, First Wednesday Monthly – wares/food
(32) Kirkintilloch Farmers’ Market The Regent Centre, Kirkintilloch Year Round, Third Wednesday Monthly – wares/food
(33) Kilsynth Farmers’ Market Kilsyth Main Street, Kilsynth Year Round, First Saturday Monthly – wares/food
(34) Greenock Famers’ Market Clyde Square, Greenock Year Round, Third Saturday Monthly – food
(35) Paisley Farmers’ Market County Square, Paisley Year Round, Second and Fourth Saturday Monthly – food
(36) West End Farmers’ Market Mansfield Park, Glasgow Year Round, Second and Fourth Saturday Monthly – food
(37) Historic Barras Market Barrowland, Glasgow Year Round, Every Saturday and Sunday – wares/food/indoor
(38) South Side Farmers’ Market Langside Halls, Glasgow Year Round, First and Third Sunday – wares/food
(39) Coatbridge Farmers’ Market Coatbridge Town Centre, Coatbridge Year Round, Second Saturday Every Other Month – food
(40) Airdrie Farmers’ Market Airdrie Year Round, Second Saturday Monthly – food
(41) Fencebay Farmers’ Market Fencefoot Farm, Fairlie Year Round, Fourth Saturday Monthly – wares/food
(42) Kilmarnock Farmers’ Market Foregate Square, Kilmarnock Year Round, Third Saturday Monthly – food/indoor
(43) Strathaven Farmers’ Market Town Centre Car Park, Strathaven Year Round, Second Saturday Monthly – wares/food
(44) Hamilton Farmers’ Market Query Street, Hamilton Year Round, Third Saturday Monthly – food
(45) Ayrshire Farmers’ Market Kyle Centre Car Park, Ayr Feb-Dec, First Saturday Monthly – wares/food
(46) Lanarkshire Farmers’ Market Overton Farm, Crossford, Lanarkshire Year Round, First Saturday Monthly – wares/food
(47) Linlithgow Farmers’ Market The Cross, High Street, Linlithgow Year Round, Days Varie – wares/food
(48) Stockbridge Market Jubilee Gardens, Edinburgh Year Round, Every Sunday – wares/food
(49) Tram Stop Market Corner of York Place, Edinburgh Year Round, Every Wednesday-Sunday – food
(50) Waverley Market Platform Two, Waverley Station, Edinburgh Year Round, Every Friday – wares/food/indoor
(51) Greater Grassmarket Grassmarket, Edinburgh Year Round, Every Saturday – wares/food
(52) Edinburgh Farmers’ Market Castle Terrace, Edinburgh Year Round, Every Saturday -wares/food
(53) Haddington Farmers’ Market Court Street, Haddington Year Round, Last Saturday Monthly – wares/food
(54) Peebles Food Market Eastgate Theatre, Peebls Year Round, Every Saturday – wares/food
(55) Hawick Farmers’ Market Civic Space, Hawick Third Saturday Monthly – wares/food
(56) Kelso Farmers’ Market Town Square, Kelso Year Round, Fourth Saturday Monthly – wares/food/indoor
(57) Wigtown market The Sqare, Wigtown Mar-Oct, Every Saturday- wares/food
(58) Glenkens Community Market Dalry Town Hall, St John’s Town of Dalry Year Round, Second Saturday Monthly – wares/food/indoor
(59) Dumfries Farmers’ Market Tarff Valley Town and Country, Dumfries Feb-Dec, First Sunday Monthly – wares/food
(60) Langholm Producers’ Market Buccleuch Centre, Langholm Feb-Dec, First Saturday Monthly – wares/food
(61) Gatehouse Country Market Main Car Park, Gatehouse of Fleet Year Round, Every Saturday – food
(62) Colvent Produce and Makers Market Colvend Public Hall, Colvend Mar-Nov, Fourth Saturday Monthly – wares/food

©Copyright 2015 Sam Vickars. All rights reserved. Base map loosely based on Vector Map of the United Kingdom and Ireland by freevectormaps.com and Scotland Adminsitrative Map, 1975 by Wikipedia user XrysD, used under a Creative Commons Licence. Market information sourced from a multitude of locations on the internet, mostly unreliable. Every effort has been made to be as accurate as possible by contacting a representative of each market to confirm locations and days of operation, however this map is meant for artistic purposes only and the information presented is therefore not guaranteed. If you notice an error or wish to make an addition, please contact the creator. Geographic shapes and locations may have been stylized. Designed with by Sam Vickars (www.samvickars.is). For my dear mother, her dream of a home in the Scottish Highlands fulfilled. Thanks to Sean Taylor for the inspiration and initial idea.