AFTER months of absence, the Stirling Farmers' Market will finally be returning this weekend.

Saturday will see Port Street adorned once again with the familiar sight of canopies and traders for the first time since March.

Of course, social distancing means the market will be smaller than usual to allow extra space for shoppers and stallholders to keep safe.

Ben Roberts, market manager, said: "All of us at Stirling Farmers' Market have missed seeing our fantastic customers during the lockdown and we're delighted to be coming back – though in a socially distant capacity.

"We will have dedicated queuing areas for each stall and service might take longer while stallholders sanitise hands and surfaces between customers."

The market is also asking customers to use contactless payment methods where possible and to try to complete purchases as quickly as they can. There will also be sanitiser points available for customers to use around the market.

Regular stallholders will be attending with products such as Arbroath fish, award-winning cheeses, free-range hens' & ducks' eggs and fresh veg from Ayrshire all on offer.

There will also be handmade sourdough and scones, alongside Lebanese deli items to spice things up, and mouth-watering cakes & pastries as irresistible sweeteners as well as handmade fabulous sausage rolls.

Stirling Farmers' Market returns on Saturday, July 11, from 10am until 4pm.