Links market draws good natured crowd

The Links Market in Kirkcaldy was enjoyed by thousands of Fifers
The Links Market in Kirkcaldy was enjoyed by thousands of Fifers
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THE current economic climate resulted in visitors tightening their purse strings at this year’s Links Market.

But it didn’t stop Fife folk enjoying some fun in the sun during the street fair’s six-day stay on the Esplanade.

Philip Paris, chairman of the Scottish section of the Showman’s Guild, said in terms of incidents, this year’s market was ‘uneventful’, but that the current economic situation is continuing to have an effect.

Mr Paris said: “The attendance figures were what we were hoping for, but it was evident people are not in a position to spend.

“We are probably classed as a ‘luxury item’ and people were watching their pennies.

“This is a sign of the times with the current economic situation the way it is.”

Fife Police said over 100,000 people attended with only four arrests made in the market area for relatively minor offences.

On behalf of the organisers, Superintendent Andy Morris thanked the public for making the event enjoyable.

“The crowds were good natured throughout and it’s this type of attitude that goes a long way to making the Links Market such a success,” he said.