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Victorian Market Announces Local Business as First Tenant for The New Market Hall Development

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Pictured: Douglas and Jeni Hardie of Bad Girl Bakery, picture by Soundbite PR.

Multi-award-winning Bad Girl Bakery Ltd, from Muir of Ord, can now be announced as the anchor tenant for the new Market Hall development at the Victorian Market in Inverness.

The quirky and innovative bakery owners say they are delighted to be part of such an exciting development in Inverness, particularly during the company’s expansion.

Jo Murray, Victorian Market Manager, said:

“We have been in discussion with Douglas and Jeni of Bad Girl Bakery Ltd since the early conception of the Hall development and am delighted that they see the value and potential of this new food and drink destination.

“It is very encouraging that they are keen to expand and invest within Inverness city centre with their well-established and already popular business.”

Provost of Inverness, Cllr Helen Carmichael, said:

“It is wonderful to see such a vibrant, local and ambitious business signing up to be one of the first to occupy a space within the newly refurbished and historic Victorian Market.

“The market’s re-development will not only provide transformational benefits for retailers in Inverness city centre, but it will also provide another great reason for people to visit the Highland capital.”

Chair of the Victorian Market Stakeholder Group, Cllr Isabelle MacKenzie, said:

“This is wonderful news for the Victorian Market development.

“I am absolutely delighted that a well-respected and talented local artisan business is taking up a prime spot within the new Market Hall development.

“The Victorian Market will have a positive ripple affect around the ‘Old City’, with other tourist attractions like Castle Project. 

“This will encourage potential new business investment to Inverness.”

She added:

“The New Year of 2022 is hopefully the start of a positive change with a new breath of life coming out of the uncertainty we have all been experiencing. 

“As and when, residents and visitors will be keen to come along and experience all the businesses within the Victorian Market.”

Douglas Hardie of Bad Girl Bakery Ltd, said:

“We are absolutely delighted to be the anchor tenants in the amazing new Victorian Market development as part of our expansion in 2022.

“It is a fantastic opportunity for us to be part of this exciting development and bring our award-winning cakes, coffee, savoury bakes, breakfast, lunch, and dinner options to the City Centre.”

He added:

“We’re also delighted to be joining the many high-quality food and drink providers in Inverness and look forward to working alongside our friends and colleagues in the Victorian Market and beyond.

“We feel this expansion into Inverness will be a great addition to the Bad Girl offering that includes the Cafe Bakery in Muir of Ord, our street food, the cake consultancy, classes and courses, and our recently published cookbook.”

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