Last Saturday 24th June was our 5th Market of 2023 and once again we we’ve been delighted by the public response. Our aim is to provide positive marketing and additional footfall to the area through these monthly events. On Saturday we recorded an additional 1,918 approx visitors year on year +30.8% into the town. Since March Hamilton market has produced an estimated additional 11,285 visitors year on year. Data provided by the Regent centre indicates that the majority of visitors to the market on Saturday used Quarry Street to enter / exit.
The social media campaign last week alone provided reach of 83,950 with 17,136 engagements, 142,740 impressions and 43 shares helping drive ongoing representation for the town on social media.
The market will return at Pride South Lanarkshire on the 29th July and 12th August, both outside on Quarry street. Stalls are available at no cost to BID area businesses. We have very limited availability for the 29th July but have more availability for 12th August. Please get in touch for more information.
Guide to Pride, South Lanarkshire 2023:
Pride SL takes place on the 28th & 29th July right here in the BID area. We have produced a detailed guide to the event and included businesses that are participating directly in the festival. If you are hosting an event / activity for Pride SL please get in touch and we can add you to the guide.
Drag @TheTownhouse VIP tables on sale now! Seats for groups of 10 at the front of the theatre for a team night out!
If you love drag, comedy, cabaret and are up for a great night out get yourself and team along to the Townhouse in Hamilton on the 28th July for Drag @The Townhouse! Get into the party spirit and start your evening with the Bingo Babes from 6pm. Then it’s over to the fabulous Cheri Treiffel who’ll be hosting a wonderful evening of laughs, music and lots of frivolity from 20:30 featuring a whole host of Glasgow’s top Drag Queens. This is going to be an amazing night as we kick off Pride South Lanarkshire in Hamilton for the very first time! Search results: South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture Online Bookings (sllcboxoffice.co.uk).
If you’re a hospitality business, we’re looking for support with wine for our VIP tables at this event. If you can help please get in touch at email@example.com
We have several opportunities to sponsor our events over the next year. These include the Christmas celebrations and now our town centre planters. Please get in touch for more details.
Quarry Street opening:
We are awaiting a specific date for the 30min free parking trial / street opening to traffic. However, our understanding remains that the trial will commence in this calendar year. As soon as we have information we will provide it here.