Young people showcase talents at Glenrothes Teenage Market

Glenrothes Teenage Market is on Saturday, February 13, in the Kingdom Shopping Centre's Lyon Square.
Glenrothes Teenage Market is on Saturday, February 13, in the Kingdom Shopping Centre's Lyon Square.

The Kingdom Shopping Centre in Glenrothes will become home to a vibrant and innovative Teenage Market this Saturday (February 13).

Teenage markets offer young people the chance to demonstrate their creative products and entrepreneurial talents.

The Glenrothes Teenage Market – in the centre’s Lyon Square, from 10am to 4pm – is being led, designed and run by members of the Glenrothes Youth Forum, which is supported by local young people and the Youth Work Programme.

Tara Jones, of the youth forum, said the Teenage Market was key to identifying a new generation of entrepreneurs and making young people an active part of the town centre, and it was a fantastic opportunity for the young people of Glenrothes to have a free platform to get their businesses ideas off the ground.

She added: “Being part of the youth forum gives us a chance to learn new skills and develop our personalities to become better and more involved members of the community.

“The Teenage Market aims to help young people become more independent and grow as individuals to help in society.

“It also shows off the talents of the local teenage community, including things such as art, jewellery, clothing and craft stalls along with various performers.

“The teen community has a wide variety of talents to offer, so the market will have something that will appeal to everyone.”

Andrew Walker, economic adviser, said: “The Teenage Market is a great example of the work being done by Fife Council’s Town Centre Development Unit to increase footfall and develop the offer within Fife’s town centres.

“Events such as this encourage innovation and enterprise amongst young people and provide a new offer for visitors to Glenrothes Town Centre.”

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