Creative crafts wow shoppers in Glenrothes

Tyler Michie (16) and Louise Dolatowski (15) from Auchmuty High. All pictures by Steven Brown Photography.
Tyler Michie (16) and Louise Dolatowski (15) from Auchmuty High. All pictures by Steven Brown Photography.

A specialised market, the first of its kind to be held in Scotland, has been hailed as a success by the teenagers who organised it.

Youngsters from across the Glenrothes area manned stalls selling a wide range of arts and crafts, jewellery and other items, all of which had been created by hand.

Caitlyn Brown (16) from Glenrothes High singing an acoustic set

Caitlyn Brown (16) from Glenrothes High singing an acoustic set

And as well shoppers, being offered a bargain they were also treated to a range of live performances from an impressive roster of talented young singers and dancers outside Rothes Halls.

The idea combining of creative performance and specialised retail was devised by teenage brothers Joe and Tom Barrett in Stockport as a way to support young people and help revitalise town centres.

Having proved popular in England, youngsters involved in the Youth forum thought it would be a good idea to host a similar event in the town and promptly got to work on finding stall holders and performers.

Glenrothes and Central Fife MP Peter Grant, who was on hand to officially open the market, was quick to praise the hard work of all those involved.

Dayna Underwood (16) and Esther Adereibigbe (15) from St Andrews High

Dayna Underwood (16) and Esther Adereibigbe (15) from St Andrews High

“There are some very talented and creative young people involved in this event, I’m especially proud that the first market of its kind to take place in Scotland is being held in Glenrothes, well done to everyone,” said Mr Grant.

Teenage Market in Kingdom Centre, Glenrothes bringing together kids from St Andrews, Glenrothes and Auchmuty High Schools

Teenage Market in Kingdom Centre, Glenrothes bringing together kids from St Andrews, Glenrothes and Auchmuty High Schools