Popular Toun Mercat is back to form part of Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration

The ever-popular Toun Mercat will be back this year as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The one-day market has traditionally been part of Scottish Week, which takes place every three years. It was last held in 2018 and due to come round last year, but cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On Friday 3 June, the high street will be closed to traffic with market stalls lining the road, and throngs of people filling the town centre, enjoying the local produce, entertainment and food.

Volunteer for the Forres Community Activities Association, Rachel Philp said: “Toun Mercat usually forms part of Scottish Week but this was cancelled in 2021 due to Covid-19.

“This year it will be part of the jubilee celebrations with stalls and attractions along the high street which will be closed off to traffic. Local businesses are being encouraged to get involved and stay open on market evening.”

Keep an eye on our event page for full details of all Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration events happening in Forres and Findhorn.

Stalls are just £20 and anyone who would like one should first fill in the stallholder application form.

Flashback to 2018

We were at the last Toun Mercat and here are some of the pictures from 2018.

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