Festival Village, on Waverley Market’s rooftop, officially opens this weekend with a new headline sponsor, local independent brand, ‘Smugglers Spirits’.
Meanwhile, ‘The Secret Garden’ takes over their new restaurant site, with a specially created menu featuring ingredients and herbs grown locally and sponsored by The Secret Garden Distillery.
As they open for the summer months, they plan to make the venue more sustainable, including switching to recycled PET plastic cups and working together with waste management partners, who turn general waste into compressed bricks used within construction. The new site opens as a community for local businesses and artists alike, complete with street food, live music, and a festival vibe throughout the summer months and beyond.
This year, they have collaborated with independent food traders throughout the city, including award-winning Pizza Geeks, Say Cheese, Butcher Boy, and brand-new Brothers Poutinerie – offering traditional Canadian delicacies.
The General Manager of Festival Village, Danny McCormick said: “We’re so excited for people to experience the new and improved Festival Village. It’s been a long time in the making and we’re super proud with the upgraded space and thrilled to be working with our new sponsor Smuggler Spirits!”
Jacquelyn Stewart, General Manager of Waverley Market commented ahead of the official opening “We are delighted to welcome Festival Village back to our excellent rooftop area, with their brand-new look and plans to make the site more sustainable. We feel strongly about working with local and independent companies, offering the best of Edinburgh’s food and drink to locals and visitors to the city and we very much look forward to working together throughout the summer months.
Moorgarth’s Waverley Market is continually building trust and connectivity with Edinburgh’s innovative and independent businesses as they continue to look towards future implementation of their rooftop developments and their ongoing changes to their existing space.