Hello everyone, I hope you're all doing ok.
May is the month when we would usually be dusting off the gazebo, sorting out the van, and getting ready to hit the road to sell our wares at Highland Games and other events across the country.
Unfortunately, this year, we're going to have to change our plans somewhat! Due to Covid19, all of the events we usually attend, have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. But, we're not going to let that stop us, it's a good reason to try new things!
One new way I shall be promoting Loch Ness Leather, is by attending Virtual Shows!
These have been popping up all over the place, on a variety of platforms in a variety of ways, and they're a great way for small businesses like me, to get 'face to face' as it were, with new (and regular!) customers.
One that I did quite recently, was The Greatest Online Agricultural Show! This was a lot of fun. The organisers set up a whole agricultural show online, including competitions, parades, and a beer tent with a disco! It was free for visitors to attend, and of course, you could find us in the Craft tent. The website is still live at the time of writing if you fancy a browse.
As I said, this show was a lot of fun, and all the money donated was split between 5 different charities, more info here.
As we move forward into the summer months, it's really going to hit home how much we will miss getting out on the road. But with more virtual shows, markets, and events coming up, we shall be kept busy! And you will be able to shop with us and browse other great traders, with your feet up from the comfort of your own homes.