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Market Square c.1927

The busy market in its original and probably more appropriate location – contrasting with a quiet early Sunday morning !

In the market’s heyday, the trading spilled out from the inadequate market square and into surrounding roads which developed as bases for particular traders. Cumbergate was the base for pigs and hides, Church Street for fish and poultry, cattle and penned sheep in Long Causeway and the general meat traders based themselves just along Cowgate from St John’s Church.