Saturdays Markets were a wonderful success and credit to the organisers

The dynamic Music Squad team Phoebe Vimpany, Lily Cooke, Beth Arandale and Adam McAllister.
The dynamic Music Squad team Phoebe Vimpany, Lily Cooke, Beth Arandale and Adam McAllister.

Over the weekend Glen Innes hosted its first Markets in the Highlands.

The markets on Saturday were complete with an array of amazing stalls, with something for everyone to enjoy.

The markets had an impressive turn out, in a great show of community support for the success of the markets.

Throughout the day all who attended the markets from 9am to 3pm in the former Glen Severn Holden building were entertained by musical performances.

The Music Squad were proud to perform at the markets.

They entertained the crowd with a series of group and solo performances.

"Shout out to Adam, Beth, Lily and Phoebe from the Music Squad for the great performance on Saturday," Kim McCarthy saod

Markets in the Highlands organisers were sure to follow their COVID-19 safety plan.

Store vendors were placed 1.5 meters away from each other. Visitors were required to check in and apply hand sanitiser upon entry, making it a safe event for all occupants.

"Our stallholders were enjoying some time out again after many markets and events being shut down due to Covid-19," Ms McCarthy said.

Two Tall Sisters stall holder Kirsty Milled prepared to sell at The Highland Markets.

Two Tall Sisters stall holder Kirsty Milled prepared to sell at The Highland Markets.

The organisers were overwhelmed by the wonderful turn out and were pleased to see they were a resounding success after their months of planning.

"We had a fantastic turnout on Saturday from both locals and out of town visitors at our very first market," Ms McCarthy said.

The Markets in the Highlands will be an ongoing event on the second Saturday of every month, with stalls of all varieties.

"Twenty-one stallholders from the New England area including local sporting clubs, Glen Innes and District Football Association and charity organisation the Variety Club all reported positive feedback," Ms McCarthy said.

"Myself and Donna (McAllister) would like to extend a huge thank you to the Glen Innes and surrounds community for their positive response and wishes on our new market venture."

With over 500 registered attendees on the day we were blown away with the support and positivity

Kim McCarthy

The next Markets in the Highlands will be September 12, again at the former Glen Severn Holden Building.