For the first time last Saturday we took part in the Leith Market. The market itself takes place every Saturday from 10-5pm and is located very centrally in Leith just beside Teuchters Landing (perfect for a pint post market).
The market is a hot bed for local businesses from fruit and veg growers, craft beer enthusiasts and the must have tattie scone breakfast wrap by the team at Scoff. A lot of planning is put into each market which means that there is never too many businesses selling similar goods.
The guys that run Leith Market also run both the Grassmarket and Stockbridge markets. Although the markets are run by the same group each market feels very different and always has a different atmosphere. Due to its location the Grassmarket is always very popular with tourists and therefore sells more crafts and gifts than Stockbridge and Leith. Stockbridge takes place on a Sunday and often attracts lots of local foodies looking to stock up before the end of the weekend. Leith seemed to be a good balance of the two and it was great to see so many locals popping down and coming back week after week according to many of the traders.
Leith market has a very chilled out vibe and is a perfect place to spend time with friends for a few hours on a Saturday. There was a constant steady stream of people nipping through and picking up groceries or hanging out and making use of the seating dotted around.
A few notable businesses that are definitely worth visiting at the market would be 'That's Jammy' a small Edinburgh based business selling jams and preserves, I had the chance to sample many of their yummy products of which i'd highly recommend the balsamic's and marmalade. We also got the chance to chat with the lovely lady at Teenietingsterrariums, who sells beautifully unusual Air Plants that have the ability to live without soil. Perfect for those like myself that aren't so good at keeping their plants alive.
This summer we'll be hoping to make many more appearances at Leith Market so we'll keep you guys up to date. In the meantime don't forget to shop local and support our wonderful small Scottish businesses.