22
April
2016
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14:11
Europe/Amsterdam

International street market set to return to Aberdeen

Aberdeen’s award-winning International Street Market is set to return to Union Terrace for five days on Thursday 28 April.

Food, arts, crafts, textiles and much more from across Europe will be on offer at an array of stalls organised by Groupe Geraud, Europe’s leading street market company, in association with Aberdeen City Council.

The market will be open at the following times:

  • 9am-6pm on Thursday 28 April, Friday 29 April and Saturday 30 April
  • 10am-5pm on Sunday 01 May and Monday 02 May

Aberdeen City Council's Deputy Leader, Councillor Marie Boulton, said: “Aberdeen’s international street market offers people living here in the city the chance to enjoy the foods, crafts and much more from countries across Europe right on their own doorstep.

“We want to encourage residents and visitors to Aberdeen to come into the city centre, and be enticed by the wonderful aromas of different foods, the colourful displays of flowers and the textiles, and to enjoy chatting to the stallholders from across Europe.”

John McInnes, business development manager, Groupe Geraud said: “The international market has been a big hit in Europe thanks to the atmosphere and buzz it creates, and we are sure it will go down a treat in Aberdeen.”

To coincide with the street market and to encourage people to come in to the city centre over the weekend free parking will be available at Marischal College. The car park will be open to the public at the following times:

  • 9am -6pm on Saturday 30 April
  • 9am-5pm on Sunday 01 May

Anyone planning on visiting the city centre is reminded that there are also bus and Park & Ride services available.

The following temporary traffic restrictions will be in place to ensure public safety while the street market is in the city:

From 5am on Thursday 28 April until 6am on Tuesday 03 May Union Terrace will be closed from its junction with Union Street to its junction with Rosemount Viaduct including the slip road at the Wallace statue.

From 6pm on Wednesday 27 April until 6am on Tuesday 03 May no parking will be permitted along the full length of Union Terrace from its junction with Union Street to the junction with Rosemount Viaduct including the slip road at the Wallace statue.

More information and the latest news about Aberdeen International Street Market is available at:

Facebook: facebook.com/aberdeenccevents

Twitter: @aberdeencc

Facebook: facebook.com/aberdeenmarket

Twitter: @ISMGeraud

Instagram: internationalstreetmarketuk