The Stove’s Norwegian market at Guid Nychburris 2016 celebrations

Being in the middle of a photo editing marathon I couldn’t enjoy Dumfries’ spectacular Guid Nychburris 2016 pageant and parade this year. However, I made it to Norwegian Market in the Square event organised by the Stove art network.

The market, complete with its own cute pedal-driven travelling food stall, was created to remind of a piece of Dumfries’ cultural history when some 20% of the town’s population were Norwegians during World War Two and they even had their Norge Hus club in the town centre.

So The Stove network transformed their Highstreet building into a modern day Norge Hus with a Scottish twist and used the food market concept to share Our Norwegian Story project during Guid Nychburris celebrations.

The Stove offered freshly made Norwegian waffles with their recipe on the botton of the paper serving plate and organic cinnamon buns. Edinburgh Nordic Affar grocery store joined the Stovies on the day with a variety of traditional foods and specialities. Doonhamers were invited to taste delicious treats and the notorious Viking bread.

I missed the lunchtime visitors’ rush to the market but still got my waffle made by Justin, brought home the recipe and captured the lovely Norwegian flag cake contributed to the market by the Stove Cafe in the true Good Neigbours fashion.

The Stove Highstreet building becomes Norgus Hus to celebrate Dumfries Norwegian residents during WW2

The Stove Highstreet building becomes Norgus Hus to celebrate Dumfries Norwegian residents during WW2

Pop up pedal driven market stall at Norwegian Market in the Square Guid Nychburris 2016

Pop up pedal driven market stall at Norwegian Market in the Square Guid Nychburris 2016

The stall decorated with Norwegian flags is not only used to sell Nordic delicacies but to tell the Norwegian cultural story of Dumfries

The stall decorated with Norwegian flags is not only used to sell Nordic delicacies but to tell the Norwegian cultural story of Dumfries

The food is just a pretext for a conversation

The food is just a pretext for a conversation

The Stove's Katie Anderson at the wheel

The Stove's Katie Anderson at the wheel

Edinburgh's Nordic Affar grocery store representatives joing Guid Nychburris 2016

Edinburgh's Nordic Affar grocery store representatives joing Guid Nychburris 2016

Girl in a Norwegian folk outfit

Love this Norwegian folk outfit

Doonhamers invited to browse and taste a variety of Norwegian treats

Doonhamers invited to browse and taste a variety of Norwegian treats

Some Norwegian wares at the Stove's market

Some Norwegian wares at the Stove's market

Viking breads at the foreground

Viking breads at the foreground

Justin Prim, artists and healer, in charge of waffle making

Justin Prim, artists and healer, in charge of waffle making

The Norwegian waffle recipe is shared at the bottom of the serving plate to make these waffles at home

The Norwegian waffle recipe is shared at the bottom of the serving plate to make these waffles at home

Justin makes waffles at the Stove's market in the square event

Justin makes waffles at the Stove's market in the square event

The time has to be just right!

The time has to be just right!

Here we go - traditional Norwegian waffles in Dumfries

Here we go - traditional Norwegian waffles in Dumfries

Guys enjoying the waffles

Guys enjoying the waffles

Sign outside the Stove Cafe: "Today (and always) Dumfries loves Norway"

Today (and always) Dumfries loves Norway

Good Neighbours contribution from the Stove Cafe - a Norwegian flag cake

Good Neighbours contribution from the Stove Cafe - a Norwegian flag cake