Bumper Peterhead street market this weekend

Alex Geddes in Peterhead's Broad Street.
Alex Geddes in Peterhead's Broad Street.

Peterhead is set to see the return of a street market and entertainment for all the family to the historic site of Broad Street this Saturday between 10am-3pm.

Many years ago Broad Street was the hub of the town for such activities and the street was seen as the town centre and the place to be for local news and attractions.

Hosted by Peterhead Projects Ltd, the scene is now set to see a return of such activities and the trial will identify if the theme should continue at this location or not and how it should develop.

Included in the day will be 24 market stalls with a range of handcrafted goods with prices to suit all pockets and the Healthpoint will be on hand offering advice of health and personal health checks.

Community Learning and development will be there with a range of old street games and other activities for all the kids to enjoy for free, while the Creation Station will be in attendance to ensure all age groups are catered for.

Buchan Community Radio will be broadcasting throughout the day playing music and interviewing visitors, while Kerry Short and the Peterhead Rock School will be providing live music to keep the entertainment going.

Although hosted by Peterhead Projects, the event includes a wide range of partners working together including Aberdeenshire Council, Community Learning and Development and the emergency services.

There will also be many from the private sector who will be there on the day and, of course, members from the third sector and community groups who are all providing support to ensure a great day out for all is provided.

Organisers also hope that visitors will provide support for local shops in the area while there and they are grateful to those providing extra support on the day such as the Deep Sea Mission which will be open all day.

It will be providing visitors with a buttery morning, soup and sweet at lunchtime and pancakes with tea and coffee in the afternoon, so as well as supporting the local retail trade, visitors can also support local good causes by paying them a visit.

So if you want to have a great day out with family and friends head to the family fun day, enjoy the atmosphere and all the attractions on hand, while supporting local good causes.

Alex Geddes, social regeneration officer, told the Buchanie: “I have been overwhelmed by the response from local traders and partners who have joined forces to make this day possible.

“It proves without a doubt that community spirit is alive and well in Peterhead and hopefully this is the first of many such events to support the regeneration of our town centre.

“As a team we will be on hand listening to visitors comments, so we can take their views into account during the development of future events. Community-driven events are the assured way for things to change and sense a positive vibe from retailers in the area, which aids such events taking place, so I would like thank all for their commitment and support throughout the delivery phase of this event. “

Linda Bolger, chair of Peterhead Projects, added: “I would like to thank all those who have encouraged and supported us to actually hold this exciting event and to the possibility of a future programme of activities.

“It is important for us to remember the historical use of Broad Street and to look at how we can use it in the future.”