Ghostly parade takes over Glenrothes

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A Hallowe’en parade, the first of its kind to be held in Glenrothes, proved to be a frightening success with over 400 people taking part.

Ghouls, vampires, ghosts and witches of all shapes, sizes and ages paraded through the Kingdom Centre in the town.

There were lots of colourful costumes in the parade

There were lots of colourful costumes in the parade

Lindsey Methven, marketing manager for the Kingdom Shopping Centre who organised the event said the turn out was even better than they’d anticipated.

“We were astounded by the amount of people who came to take part in our Hallowe’en parade, it turned out to be a massive success and certainly proved popular with both children and parents,” said Lindsey.

“The fact that parents could bring bring children of all ages including the really young ones to an event that was indoors, was in a safe and controlled environment and was free proved to be a huge draw.

“It just shows you how big the whole Hallowe’en celebration is becoming.”

A number of schools were also involved as fancy dress clad youngsters gathered for facepainting and other entertainments before the parade commenced.

“I can see this being a permanent fixture on the events calendar, especially after the high turnout this time,” added Lindsey.

The event proved popular for retailers too with a number of shops reporting increased sales on the day, with many getting into the ‘spirit’ of the parade by dressing their windows to suit the occasion.