For a unique shopping experience, take the time to explore Glasgow's markets. They're perfect if you're looking for a bargain, one-of-a-kind items, or want to taste the freshest local produce.
Merchant Square Craft Market
This stylish undercover courtyard is the ideal place to spend a day browsing craft and design stalls. You’ll find everything from handcrafted jewellery, candles and cards through to artwork, aromatherapy products and photography. As an added bonus, all exhibitors hand make their products in Glasgow. Visit the Merchant Square website for more information.
Park Lane Market
Park Lane Market takes place on the first and last Sunday of the month in a quirky little lane in the southside. Local traders sell their wares, from second-hand clothing to homemade bread. You'll find a food and performance space at the back where musicians entertain throughout the day. Follow Park Lane Market on Instagram for the latest updates.
For the real Glasgow experience (and banter), head to the world famous Barras market in the east end. No matter your budget, savvy shoppers are sure to find something to suit all tastes. From fashion and furniture to antiques and art, the Barras sells it all. Visit The Barras Facebook page for information.
Love food? Here you'll find the best of Scottish produce, from seasonal fruit and vegetables to quality meat and local cheeses. There are also a variety of street food stalls if you get peckish.
Taking place in Partick in the west end, and Shawlands in the southside on alternating Saturdays, visit the markets website for exact dates.
The Glasgow Vegan Markets
Vegans and non-vegans alike will enjoy this monthly market held at Drygate in the east end. Stalls feature sweet treats and sustainable products, vegan food pop-ups and eco-friendly beauty demos. Even better, it’s dog friendly. Visit The Glasgow Vegan Markets on Instagram for upcoming dates.
The Forge Market
Running since 1995, Scotland's largest purpose-built indoor market is on Duke Street in the east end. The family-friendly market takes place Thursday to Sunday, with free car parking. Expect over 80 traders offering an impressive range of goods, services and produce. Visit The Forge's Facebook page for more info.
Govan's Saturday Market
Head to Govan in the southside on a Saturday and you’ll find a lively market full of stalls ranging from clothing and fresh produce. If you’ve got a good eye and love a bargain, pay a visit to the nearby car boot sale, where you can find second-hand items and general bric a brac. Visit the Get Into Govan website for more information.
The Cooperage Glasgow
For more ethical shopping, visit this sustainable village of independent shops in the southside. Formerly a whisky barrel factory, they host a market with other local makers on the first Saturday of every month. Find everything from upcycled furniture, vintage clothing, hand printed tees and handmade homeware. Follow The Cooperage on Instagram for the latest updates.
Article last updated: November 2023