Burntisland civic week theme taps into all the fun of the circus ...

The 2015 Burntisland Civic Week Summer King and Queen, Stewart Paton and Renee Davis, with this year's programme of activities. Pic: Michael Booth
The 2015 Burntisland Civic Week Summer King and Queen, Stewart Paton and Renee Davis, with this year's programme of activities. Pic: Michael Booth
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Street entertainers, clowns and stilt walkers will be the order of the day for this year’s Burntisland Civic Week.

Organisers have unveiled the fun-packed programme of activities lined up for the 2015 spectacular, which has a Circus theme.

The event, which runs over 10 days, kicks off with a Circus Fun Day and Parade on Saturday, June 20. Locals and visitors to the town will have the chance to dress up and don their red noses to take part in the circus parade, which will feature street entertainers, circus costumes and clowns.

The fun day, which is free, will start at 12.30 p.m. when the new Summer King and Queen, Stewart Paton and Renee Davis, are crowned at Burntisland Parish Church.

Following this, the parade will then make its way through Burntisland High Street and the fun will continue throughout the afternoon on Burntisland Links with the Kingdom FM roadshow.

Activities on the Links, which will run to 3.30 p.m, will include circus skills, Remus Equestrian pony rides, Fife Falconry Display, stilt walkers and W3L Wrestling. There will also be a Circus fancy dress competition. A wet weather venue – Burntisland Parish Church – has also been confirmed if there are heavy rain showers.

Morna Beuzeval, chairman of the Burntisland Civic Week committee, said: “Luckily for us, we have attracted three new local sponsors this year, including Keystore, Deveron Homes and Scott Timber – so let’s make this the best Parade and Civic Week ever.

“I am especially looking forward to kids of all ages showing their agility and bravado with our Circus School, it should be fun!”

Burntisland Civic week runs from June 19-28 and the 10-day programme of events will feature live music, comedy, sport, family activities, heritage exhibition and walks, pub events, along with much more.

Civic Week programmes are being distributed this week to Burntisland households and other copies are available at various local outlets.

Local councillor Susan Leslie said: “This year’s programme is full of excitement and fun, with something for everyone. I am particularly pleased that the Civic Week committee has been able to open up the Scavenger Hunt on the final Saturday to the Kinship Carers and their children that will be visiting Burntisland that day.”

Fellow councillor George Kay added: “Having worked with the Civic Week team for many years now, I must say I am completely impressed by the enthusiasm, dedication and sheer hard work the present committee has put into this year’s event. I’m looking forward to seeing the programme come to life.”