On each market day, stalls are erected on the area of the High Street known as the “setts”. These are, in effect, cobbled areas between the formal footpaths and the main road.
There are no fixed stalls. Traders bring their own – and they are built and dismantled at the start and the end of each market day.
The Market is controlled on a day-to-day basis by Skipton Town Council, under an agreement with Skipton Castle. The Council acts as the Market Authority with responsibility for deciding who can trade and what they can sell. This process helps to maintain the mix of goods available on the Market. The Council also promotes the Market to visitors and makes sure that all traders are operating in line with market regulations.