Connecting with local businesses from the comfort of our homes during Covid-19.
We are running an in-person market on Friday 28th October at Mackays Hotel Wick between 5pm – 9pm! This event will be a celebration and farewell to Caithness Market at this current time. Our business sign up form has closed as we have filled the spaces but we will be sharing the full trader line up soon and reopen the form in the event of any cancellations.
Caithness Market was a virtual event for people to attend. Between 11 am and 3 pm on the day businesses shared their stories, gave behind the scenes tours, went Live with Q&A sessions, exclusive product launches, demonstrations, discounts, and displayed items available to buy. Businesses took part from the Far North of Scotland and much further afield!
Caithness Market was founded by Lisa Poulsen of Inspired by Caithness in May 2020. In January 2021, digital marketing for the market was outsourced to A Highland Blend. From Summer 2022, a team of volunteers (Beverley Miller – Baby Bliss, Eleanor Hargrave – No 16 Crafts,) now run the market with digital marketing and administration support from A Highland Blend.
Community has been at the heart of Caithness Market. Each business taking part in virtual markets contributed a £15 ‘signup fee’ in order to take part – £10.00 of which was donated to a local charity chosen by public vote. The remaining £5 of each donation paid for digital marketing support from A Highland Blend.
Our virtual market not only brought people together, it supported local businesses, gave us something to look forward to and provided that good old market day buzz meaning everyone comes away feeling a little bit more connected.
“I really enjoyed it and have sorted 2 birthday gifts while discovering even more local businesses!”
Update: Our business sign up form has closed as we have filled the spaces but we will reopen the form in the event of any cancelled spaces. If you need to cancel your space at the market, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re a business intending to take part in the next Caithness Market (please note that Friday 28 October 2022 is an in-person market), please click on the button below to read the information, register and pay the £20 sign up fee to the nominated bank account or Paypal using the Friends and Family option. The details for making payment will appear after you submit your sign up form, and you’ll receive a confirmation email within a few days once your payment has been received. Please email email@example.com with any questions!
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