Aberdeen church holds Farmers Market to support local businesses

An Aberdeen church stepped up its efforts to help local businesses recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

Queen's Cross Church held an outdoors Farmers Market for the first time on Saturday to bring some cheer to the local community as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.

Farmers market Queen's Cross Church
Queen's Cross Church in Aberdeen hosted its first outdoor Farmers Market on Saturday.

The event was held between 10am-2pm in accordance with the strict COVID-19 guidelines and the 11 producers were not charged to pitch their stands.

Rev Scott Rennie, minister of Queen's Cross Church, said: "We were delighted to hold our first market in the West End.

"Over lockdown, many of us have rediscovered the benefits of local produce and shopping locally.

"So, we decided this would be a great time to bring some great local producers together for a market in the heart of the community.

"The variety of different producers drew people from across the city to sample some great local produce and crafts."

Scott Rennie
Rev Scott Rennie

Depute Provost of Aberdeen, Jennifer Stewart, said it was great that the church offered a place to local businesses to support them in their recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

Speaking before the event, the local councillor said: "I am delighted to be working with Queen's Cross Church to host a Farmers /Craft Market.

"The church is active in the local community and benefits from a lovely garden setting, central to the West End.

"It is always good to be doing something which can support local people and businesses particularly at this time.

"The setting I am sure will enhance a wonderful an enjoyable community day."

Queen's Cross Church is a lively, modern community hub and £1.7 million was spent on renovating its halls which opened in 2018.

The interior, accessed through an attractive glass entrance, comprises of a flexible activity space and a café/restaurant called ‘Cognito at the Cross' which has re-opened.Donate to Queen's Cross Church