Fun in the sun for everyone!

Driving lessons in the go karts. All pics by George McLuskie
Driving lessons in the go karts. All pics by George McLuskie

Hundreds of people turned out throughout the afternoon for the Linton Lane and Rabbit Braes Development Group’s annual gala.

The playpark was filled with happy children and many local groups put on their own stalls to let people know about what they do in the community, including the Kirkcaldy Foodbank and Hosting Hope which puts on free community lunches at Linton Lane.

Councillor Judy Hamilton takes to the mic

Councillor Judy Hamilton takes to the mic

K107fm, the town’s community radio station, provided non-stop entertainment, there were inflatables, face painting, fairground rides, go karts and beat the goalie courtesy of Templehall United.

The afternoon opened with some gospel singing from The Songburds who meet in the Templehall community centre, and there were dance demonstrations from Stages Dance School, Love to Dance from Cowdenbeath and Skip Exercise, displaying its unique form of exercise.

There was also a boxing demonstration from Hatton Boxing and a display on adult learning classes which are available for people to brush up on their skills or learn new ones.

The local Scouts put on a barbecue, and the smell drew people from miles around, while the vintage fire engine and police car with its siren also proved great attractions.

Cooling off with an ice cream

Cooling off with an ice cream

“It was a brilliant afternoon and it was great that the weather was good as we were able to have lots going on in gazebos outside the centre,” said Lorraine Wilkinson of the Rabbit Braes group.

“We saw people out picnicking all afternoon and well after the gala finished.”

Mandy Henderson, of the Linton Lane Centre added: “Everyone had a great time and there was a fantastic turnout from the local community.

“All the groups involved made some money for their own funds, which was good.”

Beat the Goalie

Beat the Goalie

Anyone for tea?

Anyone for tea?

The police car siren proved a big attraction

The police car siren proved a big attraction

K107fm entertains the crowds

K107fm entertains the crowds

A vintage fire truck on display

A vintage fire truck on display

Fun on the teacups

Fun on the teacups