Markets and Events

Information for Market Operators

The Moray Council is keen to support markets and other non-commercial events and recognises these are an important part of community life.  We offer advice and can assist you in your application to hold a market or event in the following Moray town locations:

Application forms and relevant information can be found if you click on the links to the relevant town on this page.

If you have provisional dates in mind please contact us and we can help you plan your market or event in advance. We can also advise you if there is an opportunity to link up with other events that may be planned in the town you are intending to visit, which will allow maximum exposure to both the local community and visitors.

Applications for operating a market or an event require to be made at least 28 days before the proposed market or event date.

On receipt of a completed application form, a Development Officer will liaise with the Roads Section, Environmental Health, Development Planning, Fire Services and Grampian Police. If no objections are received, permission is granted subject to the standard conditions for that town (Annexe 2 - Conditions of Use)

Please note however that you must also obtain the correct licensing permissions from The Moray Council before you can operate a market or event. Information about licences and whether or not you need one can be found on our licensing page.

 If you do require a licence there is a minimum time requirement to enable the process of permissions and licences and it may take longer than 28 days.

Market or event contact details:

If you have any questions or queries or would like to check on date availability, please email

Moray Farmers Market

Moray Farmers Market is normally held on Elgin Plainstones on the 3rd Saturday of each month between 9am and 4pm, with some additional dates throughout the year. 

The market provides a good selection of local vegetables, fruit and Aberdeen Angus beef as well as bread and home bakes.  Local quality crafts including jewellery are also available.

Continental Markets

The taste of the continent will come to you in the form of an array of producers who have quality food and craft products from different areas of Europe.

Events Bookings for events other than markets and non-commercial events on Elgin Plainstones

A high number of events and activities take place on Elgin Plainstones each year.  For information about what is permitted, advice and details about how to apply for use, please refer to Use of Plainstones - Other Uses.

Contact Us

Development Officer
Economic Development
The Moray Council, Council Office
High Street, Elgin
IV30 1BX

0300 123 4561

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