The Market first operated on Saturdays in 1995, then later opened on Wednesdays in April 2000, it has continued each week without a break since.
Saltcoats is a seaside town in North Ayrshire. The market is situated smack in the Town Centre on land named Kirkgate, behind “The Saltcote” (pub). Depending from which way you travel, from Glasgow follow A77 for Kilmarknock then A71 onto A78 (sat – nav KA21 5DT).
To obtain a trading position on this market, simply turn up on the day, as early as possible, and join the casual queue. Empty pitches are allocated by the market superintendent on a first come, first serve basis. The cost of pitches vary so please call our office for up-to-date information.
The site is all hard standing with vans on and toilet facilities on site. Electric is available next to the toilets, however a small charge is levied. The site sits right in the middle of a busy town centre and a superstore, next to a church, for those wishing to “send messages” to “their father”.
The title of Saltcoats comes from its history as a salt mining town, and its shortened form of ‘The Salt Workers’ Cottages”. Saltcoats is situated alongside Ardrossan with its popular harbour and both are great tourist destinations. e market is advertised 52 weeks per year, in the popular Ayrshire Media Service Publication.