Need help with recruitment? We’ve teamed up with Hamilton’s Aspirare recruitment to provide businesses in the BID area with FREE access to their superb recruitment site. With over 1,000 users per day using the site is a great way to fill vacancies, and you will be saving over £200 on the jobs posting too! For […]


We’ve a whole host of events and markets planned for the remainder for 2024 in support of our town centre. Huge thanks to everyone that has came along to our events so far this year which have included Springfest, which featured a month of fantastic free to attend events that included our Easter Gala day, […]


Hamilton Our Town AGM will take place on the 30th April from 14:00 – 15:30 at the Beefeater on Townhead Street Hamilton. If you would like to come along, please let us know by emailing Hope to see you there!


South Lanarkshire council have recently announced the ‘masterplan’ for Hamilton town centre. Document.ashx ( Public consultations will commence from the 19th March until 6th April in locations around Hamilton town centre, including within the Regent centre on selected dates. We’ve launched a short survey for businesses to support communication regarding potential challenges and opportunities. (This […]

The Princess Royal visits Hamilton Citizens Advice Bureau

On Thursday, 18th January 2024, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Hamilton Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) and met with staff and volunteers in the Bureau. The CAB has been supporting people in Hamilton since 1970 and is part of the Scottish Citizens Advice network, which has been offering advice and support since 1939. Last […]

Police engagement session

On Monday 11th December we hosted our first ever Police engagement session for businesses in an effort to support those suffering incidents of crime. We’ve had great feedback from those in attendance and hope to bring this session back in 2024. Many thanks to the Beefeater Hamilton for letting us use their facilities on the […]

Quarry Street vehicle trial

We have been made aware that a trial which will see the official return of vehicles to the pedestrianised zone on Quarry Street, the centre of the BID area is planned to go live from the 1st February 2024. We are aware that this trial will see the introduction of vehicle parking bays on Quarry […]

Thank you!

Hamilton Our Town would like to express our gratitude and thanks to the town centre business community for their ongoing support and encouragement throughout 2023. As we prepare for the festive season, we recognise the challenges faced by town centres, including our own, and appreciate every effort made to make a difference, no matter how […]

Free wi fi enhancements

Making it even more convenient to stay connected locally this Christmas, we have enhanced our town centre free WiFi service. Simply search for Hamilton Our Town in the central ‘BID’ area and enjoy free access by logging in. Rest assured, we have resolved any issues that previously affected apple users, ensuring that everyone can now […]

Keep it local this Christmas…

Greetings from Hamilton town centre! Get ready for a festive season filled with exciting shows, events, and activities for the whole family. From the Hamilton Christmas Markets, Christmas Light Switch on, to our first ever free Panto at our Christmas parade, we’ve got it all covered. Our festival guide is your ultimate resource, brimming with […]

Hamilton Market Autumn dates

The hugely popular Hamilton Market returns on the 30th September & 28th October with both dates taking place in the Regent Shopping centre. We’ve packed the day’s with superb stalls featuring an amazing array of unique products from delicious pies, outstanding art, crystals, candles, cakes to hand crafted items and much more! Stay warm and […]

Scotland Loves Local!

Great show of support as politicians and enterprises highlight Scotland Loves Local Week… MSPs enjoyed a little music, called into a bar – and even did a spot of ironing – as they championed the wonderful work of Hamilton’s businesses. Three of the town’s representatives at Holyrood met members of Hamilton Our Town Business Improvement […]

A weekend of Pride is coming to HAMILTON

Pride South Lanarkshire is set to bring visibility, joy and togetherness in its inaugural celebration on the 28th and 29th July in Hamilton town centre. Day one kicks off in the beautiful Townhouse Theatre on Cadzow Street with Bingo Babes and Drag @TheTownhouse hosted by the wonderful Cheri Treiffel for an evening of cabaret, comedy […]

Drag @ The Townhouse – Tickets on sale now!

Hamilton Our Town presents, a Pride South Lanarkshire event, Drag@The Townhouse and Bingo Babes! Tickets on sale now Search results: South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture Online Bookings ( Drag at the Townhouse: We welcome you to the fabulous Hamilton Townhouse for an evening of drag, comedy and cabaret hosted by the legendary Cheri Treiffel and […]

Pride South Lanarkshire

Pride, South Lanarkshire set to launch this July in Hamilton. Hamilton Our Town, supported by EventScotland are planning to host South Lanarkshire’s first ever Pride festival on the 28th & 29th July in Hamilton. This new family pride festival will be a vibrant celebration of LGBTQ+ culture and will take place in the South Lanarkshire […]

Easter markets & galas

Hamilton Market is back Saturday April 1st for our second market of the year. We’ve packed our 30-stall market with a great selection of high-quality products from delicious pies to fabulous fudge! No need to worry about the weather as we’re back under cover for this one in the Regent Centre and surrounded by Hamilton […]

Hamilton bid area businesses…..

New support package for 2023. Sign up today! We are delighted to launch our updated support package for businesses located within the BID area of Hamilton at no additional cost! Here’s 3 highlights! Graphic Design: We are now offering a new graphic design service available every 2 months for businesses in the area. Our professional […]

First full year of markets come to an end….

2022 was our 1st full year of hosting our market events following the trial late 2021. We hope that you have enjoyed these free and inclusive events brought to you by Hamilton Our Town. We hope to see you back on Quarry Street in 2023!

FINAL Christmas market!

Join us right in the centre of town for our last market of 2022! This Saturday, 17th December. Surrounded by lots of great town centre shops, cafe’s and more we are the perfect location for a wonderful day in town. What to expect: The market opens at 10am and closes 4pm. We will have over […]


This Saturday come into town for Hamilton’s Light Switch on, Parade and Market! We have packed the day with lots of Christmas activities for all the family to enjoy. Join us back out in open air on Quarry. Street 10am – 4pm. We will be joined by the spectacular Clanadonia, Abba Dream and more. Here’s […]

Light Switch on performers!

Saturday 26th November is the official Hamilton town centre light switch on event!. We’ve a day packed full of entertainment. Check out our performer listings below! We will also have free kids climbing in the Hang On Climbing Centre, free face painting, kids play and Trevor Smith’s fun fair!… We may even have a special […]

Market vendors 26th November

Check out below the superb vendors visiting Hamilton on the 26th November. We’ve got Candyfloss to Cheese, Christmas gifts to candles, handmade goods to hog roast, Tai food to treats and don’t forget we are surrounded by fantastic Hamilton shops and cafe’s……So come on into Hamilton on the 26th November for a great day out […]

Christmas comes to town!

Hamilton Christmas Light Switch on 26th November: Come along to Quarry Street Saturday 26th November for a full day packed with free festive entertainment and our largest market yet! (Open 10am – 6pm). Kids will climb for FREE in the Hang On Climbing Centre (age 4+) 11am – 3pm. You’ll find entertainment on Quarry Street […]

Festive events announced

We are delighted to announce our festive events schedule for 2022 26th November – Light Switch on & Market 3rd December – Reindeer Parade & Market 17th December Christmas Gala & Market Once again, our popular market will feature at each date. If you would like to trade as a vendor, please complete this form […]

Businesses vote for Hamilton Our Town (BID) to continue for new term:

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to vote at our renewal ballot. Voting closed yesterday 6th October and the count was declared today with the largest ever turnout recorded since the BID area was created in 2012. Alongside recording the largest ever turnout, we also received […]

Ballot period still open

Ballot paper returns to determine the future of Hamilton Our Town (BID) must be received by October 6th. Please allow adequate time if posting ballot papers as late returns will not be included in the count. If you are an eligible voter and have not yet received, your ballot paper please get in touch urgently. […]

Ballot now open!

It was great to see so many BID area businesses come along to our open day at the Beefeater on 25.08.22. We were proud to launch our business plan setting out our goals for the next term and ask that all business in the BID area vote YES!. Also, on the day we had in […]

Digital open day

Digital open day: Kevin Bridges tickets to be won! As a business in the ‘BID’ area you are invited to our digital open day on Thursday 25th August 10am – 4pm. A digital presence is vital for businesses; however we know that many people are unsure where to start or what is best for their […]

Summer events 2022

We are delighted to announce our summer event schedule for 2022 in support of our businesses and community….If you are a performer or are part of a community group in town please get in touch if you would like to participate! Get In Touch – Hamilton BID ( If you are a market trader, please […]

Summer events!

Vendor applications – Now OPEN! Following the success of our recent events in support of the town centre, we are now planning 3 dates over the summer period. Once again our events will feature the market as a central feature and as always businesses located in the BID area are provided a stall for free. […]

Parliamentary committee visit

We we’re delighted to host visitors from the Economic and fair work committee from the Scottish Parliament on Monday 16th May. An aim of the committee is to ‘identify the new realities of retail and ecommerce in Scotland and the resulting impact on town centres’. And, ‘What is the subsequent policy response needed to create […]


Thanks to everyone that joined our AGM last Friday 29th April. We are now uploading the recording of the meeting on our website. However it can also be viewed via this link.


We are delighted to once again invite you to our annual general meeting on Friday 29th April 2022 at 2pm. Once again we will host this via zoom to help as many of you as possible get involved. As per last this will be recorded and made available here on our website. If you would […]

Easter fun events!

Come on into town this Easter for a great family day out in Hamilton. We will have a street packed full of entertainment with fairground rides, kids activities, face painting , circus performers and lots of great market stalls…..Entertainment is free and by visiting and shopping in town you will be supporting our wonderful shops, […]

Campbell’s Barbers 75 years and still going strong…

The brilliant Campbell’s Barbers at 50 Campbell Street Hamilton have been serving the people of Hamilton and beyond for 75 years! Ran by Easton Campbell, this quality barber with extensive knowledge of traditional and modern barbering was founded in 1947 and is now in it’s 3rd generation. They are situated in the town centre, across […]



The fantastic Mavrix bar on Hamilton’s Quarry Street is celebrating the Cheltenham Festival in style whilst raising cash for St Andrew’s Hospice….. And whatever is raise between March 15th and 18th will be matched by Landlord John Mulvaney! Local businesses including Fat Yankees on Quarry Street have kindly supported by donating vouchers for daily prize […]

Easter Market: Vendors apply now!

A call for Vendors…. Following the success of our markets on Quarry Street last year we are now planning to launch x2 Easter Gala Markets on the 9th & 16th April 2022. Subject to final licence approvals in progress with South Lanarkshire Council. Due to it’s central location, Quarry Street has once again been identified as […]

Support Our Town

‘We must support local businesses’ says Lanarkshire business rep – Daily Record Read the article here!

Jade Palace – Cadzow Street


Located in the heart of Hamilton town centre at 18 Cadzow Street, Jade Palace has been providing delicious and authentic Chinese cuisine for many years. This family run buffet restaurant also offers an extensive a-la-carte menu and takeaway options too. The buffet offers over 40 amazing starters, main courses and side dishes, including soups and […]

BID Area survey open!

A massive thank you to everyone that has completed our survey, providing feedback views and ideas on how we can continue to support all of the businesses in the improvement district area of town. I have been out visiting many of you in your business with the survey and would like to thank you all […]

The Music Centre – Cadzow Street


Established in 1976, the Music Centre in Hamilton is probably one of the most established music stores around. Through the years owner Tom has sold many millions of pounds of equipment to a whole range of people from learners to established professionals! Tom and the team are right here on your doorstep offering hands on […]

January Sale… 1ST MONTH £5

🤩 Make 2022 your fittest year yet! Grab a NO CONTRACT membership at Xercise4Less Hamilton and get your 1st month for JUST £5! PLUS… …Pay NO joining fee, saving a further £20! Then it’s only £14.99 a month 💪 Hurry as this offer WILL end soon so join online now >>

Sew you can…

Hamilton Our Town is delighted to welcome the brilliant new sewing business ‘Sew you can’, to Hamilton offering sewing classes and workshops for adults and children right here in the town centre. Offering classes for everyone, adults, children, complete beginners to experienced sewists, Sew you can could give you the creative outlet you’ve been looking […]

December and January Business Support Top Up

Information regarding this top up grant has been published on the South Lanarkshire Council website. Coronavirus advice for businesses – South Lanarkshire Council version 10.01.22. This fund is for Scottish businesses in the following sectors affected by public health guidance in December 2021: Public houses Licensed clubs Nightclubs Hotels with restaurants and bars Restaurants and Cafes […]

Thank you!

We’re looking back at our market events first started in August 2021 as an initiative to support our town centre. When we 1st started to plan these events and markets we had absolutely no idea if they would be a success. However thanks to the people of Hamilton, businesses and performers we have be delighted […]

Final Market Date

This Saturday brings to a close our Hamilton market initiative 1st started in August this year to support visitor numbers in our town. Saturday will be our 9th market in 5 months and we hope that you can join us under the tree on Quarry Street for the final time. This week we have over […]

Visit our market – under the tree!

We’re getting into the Christmas spirit this week at your Christmas Market!…. You will find us under the tree on Quarry Street hosting 20+ stalls and our main stage is back featuring performances starting at 11am… Our stalls once again bring to town a great array of unique products and Christmas Gifts! Please check out […]

The day Santa visited our town!

Not even the rain could stop Santa and his wonderful reindeer visiting our Christmas Market! With the parade led by the pulsating energy filled drumming of Samba ya Bamba, followed by Santa, reindeer and a large crowd lining the street and joining in with the fun, it was a Christmas carnival atmosphere not to be […]

The Reindeers & Santa are coming to town!

This Saturday we have a whole host of fantastic entertainment across the day at the Christmas Market starting at 11am. (Market opens at 10am). We have the likes of An Abba Dream, MLU Breakdance, Jane Henderson and the fabulous Samby Ya Bamba returning. You can enjoy our entertainment from the stage at the Top Cross, […]


After a tremendous 1st week we’re back with the Hamilton Our Town Market! We have over 30 stalls with a whole range of great Christmas gifting ideas set in the heart of town…. But we didn’t stop there! Check out our entertainment line up for this Saturday. Barulho Beat I.Q School of dance Valarie Brown […]


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Christmas has arrived!

Hamilton (BID) Our Town is delighted to bring to you five dates of festive fun over Christmas starting with our Light Switch on Market this Saturday the 20th on Quarry Street. The day starts with the opening of our very 1st Christmas market at 10am which run’s through to 6pm. We will have a whole […]

Stonehouse Bar


This month we’re taking a closer look at the newly refurbished Stonehouse Bar on Cadzow Street Hamilton. The Stonehouse Bar has recently been refurbished by Star Pubs which is part of the Heineken group. The building itself dates back to 1859 and has had a full redecoration and refit inside and out! The pub now […]

Hamilton Christmas Market

A call for Vendors…. Following the success of our markets on Quarry Street in August we are now planning to launch Christmas Markets each Saturday during the festive season starting on 20th November subject to licence approvals in progress with South Lanarkshire Council. Due to it’s central location, Quarry Street has once again been identified […]

Final Market

Saturday 28th is the last date for Hamilton Markets brought to you by Hamilton Our Town (BID). We’ve been delighted by the public response to these markets that have been set up to provide a much- needed footfall and economic boost into the heart of the town centre. By the end of day Saturday 28th […]

Hamilton Market

Saturday 7th of August Hamilton was the first of four Hamilton BID markets held in the town’s Quarry Street. The purpose of these new markets led by the businesses and the BID is to drive additional footfall into the town centre and re-engage the public with their town. We were absolutely delighted by the level […]

Hooked On Wool

Hooked on Wool is a small family run business located in the heart of Hamilton town centre on Quarry Street. This popular local wool shop brings to to the town a fantastic range of yarns and wools presented beautifully by Angela and team in the Quarry street store. Hooked on wool is a stockist of […]

The Original Mr Chef

The Original Mr Chef is an AWARD WINNING Indian takeaway located in the heart of Hamilton Town Centre. We are a family run business with over 40 years experience in the catering and hospitality trade and pride ourselves in offering top quality products at the best prices. Our innovative and exclusive menu offers best value […]

Hamilton Market

Hamilton BID are planning to launch a new market every Saturday along Quarry Street in August. The purpose of this initiative is to support our businesses through footfall increases by re-engaging the public with our town. So far several BID businesses have signed up for a stall and we encourage more to follow. We want […]

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