Mar­ket’s blus­tery re­turn

Blairgowrie Advertiser - - INTIMATIONS -

De­spite a blus­tery and rel­a­tively cold start, Blair­gowrie Com­mu­nity Mar­ket re­turned to the Wellmeadow on Satur­day.

New stalls at this month’s mar­ket in­cluded Far­quhar’s Fan­cirs, which of­fers scents for the home, Ele­men­tal, which sells fair trade cloth­ing and ac­ces­sories, and Bella and Duke dog feed.

Many reg­u­lar stall­hold­ers were also at the mar­ket.

One of the busiest stalls was the HEAT Rat­tray and the Glens stand. HEAT Rat­tray and the Glens is a year-long ini­tia­tive man­aged by the Ericht Trust that aims to re­duce car­bon emis­sions and fuel poverty in Rat­tray and the Mount Blair, Kirk­michael and Glen­shee area.

Project man­ager Martin Mathers and project ad­viser Noeleen Chap­man were on hand to en­cour­age peo­ple to find out more about how they could save money and the en­vi­ron­ment.

Martin said: “It’s been great fun. A lot of peo­ple have been find­ing out just how much en­ergy it takes to light a light­bulb.

He added: “The out­reach side of the project in par­tic­u­lar has been go­ing re­ally well, and we have also com­pleted some house­hold sur­veys for peo­ple look­ing at ways they can save en­ergy and money by re­duc­ing their heat­ing bills.”

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Blair­gowrie and Rat­tray Com­mu­nity Coun­cil were also at the in­for­ma­tion point to chat to peo­ple about is­sues in the town and there was a per­for­mance from the Rat­tray March­ing Band.

Mu­sic was pro­vided by lo­cal man Derek Bis­sett.

Globe trot­ting Caitlin Macken­zie from the Travel Bar on Al­lan Street in the town with their mas­cot who made an ap­pear­ance at the mar­ket

Art classes Lo­cal artists Cor­nelia Wein­mann and Aileen Stack­house had a stall at the mar­ket

En­ergy savers Light­ing a light­bulb with pedal power is Sandy Mackey (8) with Noeleen Chap­man

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