Update on AFFA Fine Open Air Markets

UPDATEWe hope that you are all having a lovely start to 2022!

We have had quite a number of enquiries over the past few weeks about the 2022 dates for AFFA Fine Open Air Market. Thank you heaps for all the interest. We’ve been holding off providing an update until we had firm arrangements for 2022, but time is marching on, so we are doing this now!

AFFA Fine Open Air Market was first started during uncertain times in 2020 to support local independent makers, market traders and those looking to upcycle and recycle unwanted domestic items to trade their items within a safe outdoor green market space during COVID times. The market grew throughout 2021 to become a monthly fixture (weather permitting!) at Milton of Crathes Events Field. We also helped to support numerous charities throughout the North-East of Scotland raise in excess of £3,500 (thank you!). AFFA Fine was always meant to be a short-term event, and a year on, we were still operating it in December 2021. We continue to be thankful for the partnership with Leys Estate and The Rotary Club of Banchory-Ternan.

We continue to see green shoots of normality returning in 2021 and into 2022, and with that, a strong return of existing and new outdoor market places opening up throughout the North-East of Scotland. We feel it is probably the right time to “pause” the market. We say “pause” the market because we are in discussions with a charity that we would like to donate the market to, with all proceeds going to their very worthy causes.

As ever, we are hugely grateful for the support of AFFA Fine Open Air Market. Thank you to everyone that came along, either as a trader or a shopper, and we hope this isn’t the end, but a pause for a re-invention!