Milngavie store owners who have had to shut shop for weeks have hit out at an outdoor market being allowed to trade in the town centre during lockdown

By Liz Gallacher , Milngavie and Bearsden Herald.
Tuesday, 23rd February 2021, 10:38 am

The Milngavie market, which operates every third week during normal times, was up and running in the village on Friday, February 19. Only a few of the stalls were selling essential food produce, with others ranging from jewellery to children’s colouring pencils. Many of the stall holders were also from outwith the local authority area.

A spokesperson from Milngavie BID said: “Following many local business owners contacting the Milngavie BID in disbelief that any outdoor market could take place at this time, we made representations to EDC officers, elected members and our MSP.

“All were consistent in their reply that the market was in line with official government guidance. Therefore, the Milngavie BID have respectfully suggested to our MSP that the current guidance is not fit for purpose on this issue and requested for the matter to be raised at the appropriate level of Government.”

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Local reactions on social media in Milngavie is below.