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Organiser is over the moo(n) with success of first 'zero-waste' market in Muir of Ord

By Hector MacKenzie

Muir of Ord Vilage Hall was packed for the first Moon Market.
Muir of Ord Vilage Hall was packed for the first Moon Market.

A FLEA market claiming to be Ross-shire's first 'zero-waste' event of its kind proved to be such a success that it's set to be repeated later this month.

The Moo(n) Market – inspired by the MOO Food community group in Muir of Ord – was "absolutely packed" for its inaugural event, said delighted organiser Lynsey Burns.

Staged at Muir of Ord Village Hall, its aim was to encourtage people to shop locally, consider reducing their waste and encouraging the idea that keeping up to date doesn't have to mean splashing out on big brands ans that charity shops are always worth a look.

A total of £432 was donated to Highland Hospice courtesy of the market and Bad Girl Bakery, which donated all the proceeds from its pop-up cafe on the day.

Ms Burns said: "There was a fantastic buzz and we have had amazing feedback. Everyone arrived with their own bags and containers in which to pick up goods from local producers, which was fantastic to see.

"Local schools were involved in creating posters themed around zero-waste and Marybank Primary School raised £80 through selling flowers with proceeds going to their garden club fund."

The next market is planned for Sunday, April 28 at the same venue.

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