Markets returning to Union Terrace Gardens

The UTG Pavilion housing Common Sense Coffee House and Bar

MARKETS are to return to Union Terrace Gardens (UTG) in Aberdeen.

The terrace outside Common Sense Coffee House and Bar will come alive with traders on Sunday, August 27.

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And now organiser John Wigglesworth hopes a craft market will become a regular draw for the community.

This month’s market will be the first since the £30million refurbishment of the city-centre gardens, which finally reopened to the public in December.

John wants to showcase what the new-look UTG can offer before the last of the summer sun.

He was “delighted” to reveal his plans.

The businessman told the Press & Journal: “The team has worked very hard to get this first one to happen before the end of summer.

“We can allow visitors to start to see what is possible and will be possible across all the spaces in this wonderful garden and terrace.”

Outside his coffee house, up to nine stalls will set up.

The usual craft goods are expected to be on sale.

The event will run from noon-4pm.

John added that, when his became “the first business to put its energy into UTG”, he always envisaged community events and small markets.

He believes these will “let people see the work that many businesses and organisations are doing to make our city centre an even more interesting place”.

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