Packed programme for Feein’ Market

outdoor layout for the Feein' Market

outdoor layout for the Feein' Market

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A packed programme of acts and events are planned for both the Square and the nearby Town Hall for this Saturday’s Feein’ Market.

Yet again the traditional market layout has been extended to take in the Farmer’s Market and to improve the facilities in general for visitors and stallholders.

At the helm for the 15th year are the members of the Stonehaven and District Lions Club who have spearheaded the transformation of the Feein’ Market since they took over the organisation.

And the honour of opening this year’s event falls to Mearns Leader Deputy Editor Rachel Campbell and Reporter Lee McCann, who will be there to kick things off.

The town’s largest service organisation pledged, when they inherited the running of the Feein’ Market from the local business association, that the club would build on the success of the market, year on year, so that the entire community could benefit. And the club continues to deliver on that promise.

David Lawman, the Lions Club’s Feein’ Market convener, explained: “We are totally committed to the development of the Feein’ Market so that everyone can benefit - participating clubs, businesses and organisations and visitors alike.

“The bigger and better the event - the bigger the draw and that means more income for all the charities, businesses and organisations with stalls both in the town square and in the Town Hall, not to mention more money in the tills for local shops, restaurants and pubs.”

Keith added: “The importance of the Feein’ Market to provide much needed funds to a whole range of clubs, charities and organisations in the town and surrounding area cannot be underestimated. It has been estimated that in the region of £45,000 is raised in the square at the various stalls during the day.

“And that is a fantastic figure which is only made possible by staging the Feein’ Market and the Lions Club is only too happy to play the lead role in making that sort of fund raising target achievable. The better the programme, the better the organisation, the better everyone benefits.”

The Feein’ Market has come a long way since its traditional beginnings more than a century ago when itinerant agricultural workers flocked to the square to be hired for the forthcoming year. But it’s still a day when the county - and some might even say the world - comes to Stonehaven for a bit of banter, a few shandies in convivial company and to hopefully spend some hard earned cash.

Feein Market Stall holders

Outside

Plate smash. Stonehaven & District Lions Club

1. Stonehaven Round Table

2. Maybank Creations

3. Angus North and Mearns Constituency Labour Party

4.Castlegate Cards

5. Stonehaven Town Partnership

6. Mearns FM

7. Fusion Hairdressing

8. The Rotary Club of Stonehaven

Car. The Rotary Club of Stonehaven

9. LK Catering

10. RNLI - Stonehaven Branch

11. David Officer Photography

12. Thinymijigs Gift Shop

13. Scottish Green Party

14. Neli Ruseva

15. Lions den Kickboxer’s

16. Cornerstone

17. Stonehaven & The Mearns SNP Branch

18. Unique Gifts

19. Face Painting by Marsha & Amanda

20. Kincardineshire Explorer Scouts

21. St. James’ Church

22. Co-operative Travel - Stonehaven Branch

23. Popseys Pots

24. Angus and Mearns Liberal Democrats

25. Stonehaven Golf Club

26. Stonehaven Sea Cadets

27. Gemrock

28. Stonehaven (Fatherland ) Burns Club

29. West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine Conservative & Unionist Association

30. O’ Look

31. Select-A-Sweet

32. Kinneff Young Farmers

33. Mackie FP Rugby Club

34. Stonehaven Farmer’s Market - Ingram’s Homecure

35. Stonehaven Farmer’s Market – The Devenick Dairy

36. Stonehaven Farmer’s Market – The Store

37. Stonehaven Farmer’s Market – Granite City Fish Co. Ltd.

38. Stonehaven Farmer’s Market – Castleton Farm Shop

39. Stonehaven Farmer’s Market – Photography by Rob Powell

40. Stonehaven Farmer’s Market – Fresh Mex

41. Stonehaven Farmer’s Market – Poppy’s

42. Ury Players / Stoney Fiddlers

43. Angel Wings

44. Frieda Matthew Jewellery

45. Coats Fur Dogs

46. Stonehaven Community Council

47. CE Catering Events

Bar - Stonehaven Junior Football Club

Inside Stonehaven Town Hall

Upper Hall - RNLI Stonehaven Branch

A. Meone

B. Pride Lands

C. The Furniture Lodge

D. Trophy Pet Foods

E. Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Archives

F. Mama Tigerlily

G. Guide Dogs UK

H. TBC

I. Cherubs Jewellery

K. TBC