Ellon Farmers’ Market needs new co-ordinator

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ELLON Farmers’ Market has launched an appeal for a new co-ordinator to facilitate the group’s fortnightly markets in Neil Ross Square.

Chairwoman of Ellon Traders, Tracy Gibb, told the Times that the position had been made vacant after former co-ordinator Sarah Bonner resigned earlier this month due to work commitments in Aberdeen.

The market, which is a long standing fixture on the Ellon calender, takes place every second Saturday at Neil Ross Square in the town centre, with a selection of locally produced fruit and vegetables, foods and crafts on sale. The event runs from 8.30am - 12.30pm, and responsibilities for whoever took the position would include organising and communicating with stall holders, publicising the event, and being able to store and transport the stalls.

Tracy added that the voluntary post would be ideal for a retired person, and that getting a new appointee would go a long way toward the Traders’ objectives of creating a vibrant town centre environment.

“We’re looking to see what we can do to make the town centre a better place for visitors and shoppers at the weekend,” she said. “We’re looking for someone to bring a bit of enthusiasm and organisation. There are six regular stalls, bought and paid for at the event already, but it would be a great event to grow and develop.”

Anyone interested in applying for the position can contact Tracy Gibb on 01358 724600, or via e-mail at tracygibb@hotmail.co.uk.