Market’s blustery return
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