3 June 2009

Invitation to our Summer Market

Platform 22 is holding its Summer Market this Saturday the 6th of June between 10am and 2pm, and, if you are in the area we hope you will be able to pop along and pay us a visit!

This is the second seasonal market that Platform 22 has organised following on from last December's successful Christmas market. Once again there will be a wide and eclectic selection of produce and services on offer from the stallholders.

With summer in full swing there will be a variety of garden related stalls offering everything from hanging baskets to plants, herbs and garden design services. And after a hard day in the garden what could be finer that a visit to the "Therapy Tent" where visitors will be offered Swedish massage, a nail bar and stalls selling a variety of soaps and scents to relax and revive.

As always art and design have a special place at Platform 22 and several local artists will be showing work both in the gallery and outside on the stalls, additionally portraitist Deirdre Varley will be on hand to provide quick, 10 minute, caricatures; an ideal present for Fathers day on the 21st June.

If you are looking for something more sustaining there will be locally made jams and confectioneries and the Platform 22 café will be of course dispensing teas and coffees.

The market is aimed at helping and encouraging the development of a network of local businesses and is supporting the Federation of Small Businesses' "Keep Trade Local" campaign. Independent businesses play a vital role in Scotland's communities and our lives and key point of the FSB campaign is the added value attached to money spent with local businesses; every £1 spent with a local supplier being worth £1.76 to the local economy.

Looking forward to seeing you and fingers crossed for wonderful weather!!!!

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