Weekend treasure hunting: Car boot sales

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Dog not for sale… Credit: Lamerie (Flickr)

There’s nothing more satisfying than rummaging through a stranger’s tat and coming out with that thing you’ve always coveted. And for an extra feel-good bonus, by the time you’ve paid for your spoils the seller is usually no longer a stranger.  Whether you’re into collectables, music and books, or need some new clothes and toys for the kids, set your alarm and get yourself along nice and early to one of these car boot sales.

1. Fochabers. Voted Best in Scotland, the car boot sale in Inchberry Hall at Orton takes place on the last Sunday morning of the month, from March to September, 8.30am – 1pm. All pitches must be in  place between 6.30 am and 8.30 am. No booking – just check in early. Cost £8 per pitch / £16 per van (double pitch). Tea/coffee/refreshments/butteries and cakes in the hall, and made-to-order burgers in the BBQ hut.

2. Forres. The Transition Town (postcode IV36 3TW) hosts a car boot sale and community market every Sunday from 10.00 am until 2.00 pm. Seller spaces are £6. You can pre-book an indoor stall by sending a text to 07756428989, or email transitioncarboot [at] gmail.com.

3. Lhanbryde.  Second last Sunday of the month, from 9.00 am until 12.00 pm at the Community Centre. Tables are £7 for one, or £10 for two, and booking is essential. Phone 01343 843025 between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm, Monday – Thursday to reserve your pitch.

4. Inverness. The Leisure Centre main sports hall is transformed into a massive indoor car boot sale on the last Sunday of every month. Tables are supplied, and are charged at £8 for a single table or £10 for a double table. The sale opens to the public at 8.00 am although sellers get access to the hall to set up from 7.00 am.There is an inflatable castle and giant-slide for children.

Have we missed any? Let us know if you know of any other car boot sales taking place in Greater Speyside.

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