COMING up this autumn with a splash of local Edinburgh market colour – a new magazine, Market Scene, is being launched this week by publisher, Tania Pramschufer, director of LocalMotive Markets, as a platform for the thriving market scene in and around Edinburgh.
The first edition of the magazine, coming out this week, will showcase the individuality and history of the markets in and around Edinburgh.
Market Scene includes producer spotlights – this month meeting Michele and Gabriela from Tipico; Edinburgh Farmers’ market 21st birthday celebrations; local market heritage and a trip up north; as well as a free map with times, dates and locations making it easier for shoppers to buy handmade gifts and artisan products in a lively local market atmosphere.
Features also look at famous bagpiper, Lou Marshall, and her piping travels, as well as her favourite markets, and a catch up with celebrity chef, Tony Singh MBE, to find out more about his newly-opened food enterprise, Radge Chaat, and a visit to Exclusively Highlands and their amazing markets in woods and castle locations.
Tania Pramschufer, director of LocalMotive Markets, said: “With all the troubles of shop retail over the last year, the thriving market scene continues to grow and helps support producers, artists and artisans – so we decided to launch Market Scene to make it easier for visitors and local shoppers find where and when to buy great handcrafted gifts, local artisanal food and drink on their doorstep.
“We have built a strong market following from the artists, producers and local people involved. The markets are a real community tonic for all of us – when people were not able to mix widely – they could buy some lovely things and converse with the producers directly; and, anecdotally, we know that has made a distinct difference to people coping with isolation and mental health issues and is something we need to consider more going forward.
“Throughout this year, we are supporting local independent businesses at our markets, and we are very hopeful that our international producers will be able to return in due course and add their wonderful gifts and produce. They are much-missed, having attended our Castle Street and Ocean Terminal Christmas Markets for over 12 years, but local producers continue to benefit and develop their businesses at our markets as well at the many markets across Edinburgh.
Roddy Smith, chief executive, Essential Edinburgh, said: “Essential Edinburgh is, as always, supportive of markets and events that drive footfall and create interest in our city centre. LocalMotive Markets have delivered both of these, successfully, on Castle Street over a number of years and are now part of the fabric of the city centre offering. We look forward to continuing our partnership in the years to come.”
Producer, Sarah Allen, Slaped Toasties, said: “The magazine is great; it’s a huge platform to help promote a small business out to a wider public audience. Most people are trying to actively support small independent businesses and this magazine is a great way to do this.”
Artisan producer, Jonny Amos, Gecko Gifts, added: “A magazine like this is long overdue and it is an all-inclusive spotlight on all traders and operators. A positive addition to Edinburgh’s publications.”
The next magazine will be a Christmas edition coming out in November. Check out Facebook: Market Scene and @marketsceneedinburgh to find out what our team are up to next.
Photo credit: Alan Wilson
Left to right: Tania Pramschufer (Market Scene), Ethan Wood (Bakery Andante), Alison Grant (Kiri Design) and front/centre, Sarah Allen (Slaped Toasties).
For more event information and photos:
Tania Pramschufer, director LocalMotive Markets
(this is the company publishing the magazine as well as running markets – with a great all-round team)
M: 07914 254 334
Twitter: @LocalMotiveMkts @MarketScene
For further press information contact:
Fiona Stewart, PR consultant, Interwoven PR
M: +44 (0)7979622853
Notes for editors:
LocalMotive Markets is an Edinburgh-based market company that provides a platform within for small, independent businesses as well local and social enterprises.
Hand Up Events is an Edinburgh-based events company that focuses on a positive social impact to everyone involved. Social responsibility means trying to ensure everyone benefits – including suppliers, exhibitors, and customers – and that our ethos remains at the fore of whatever we do.
We particularly aim to support people through trade, not aid; that we are connected with international exhibitors across the globe and seek to continue developing these lifelong relationships. We also platform quality Scottish shopping events and markets.
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