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Fun-filled Lammas Market

The Lammas Market in St Andrews offers wide range of fun fair rides.

The Lammas Market in St Andrews offers wide range of fun fair rides.

The centre of St Andrews will be filled with fairground attractions as the town hosts its annual Lammas Market from today (Friday).

The popular event, which attracts many visitors, will run until Tuesday, August 12.

With its many rides and market stalls, it’s seen by many as an excellent way to end the school holidays.

Keith Jackson, Fife Council parks and community officer, said: “No matter your age, the Lammas Market has something for everyone. There’s fun fair rides, market stalls, food and drink and a continental market to attract visitors.

“We’re working closely with the Merchants’ Association and I’d like to stress that despite a number of road closures, the retailers will be operating as normal with shops open for business during their normal operating hours.

“The Lammas Market is one of Europe’s oldest medieval markets and is well worth a visit, with any profit going directly to the St Andrews Common Good Fund.”

From today until Tuesday, there will be a fun fair and continental market on Market Street, open from 11.00am to 11.00pm each day.

On Monday and Tuesday, there will also be a fun fair and market traders on South Street, operating from 11.00am until midnight on the Monday, and 11.00am to 11.00pm on the Tuesday.

A number of streets in the town centre will be closed to traffic during the Lammas Market.

The road closures are:

Market Street, between Bell Street and Union Street, with access permitted for service vehicles only in both directions in an area at the west end of Market Street;

Church Street, between Market Street and South Street, with access permitted for service vehicles only in both directions in Church Street;

South Street, between West Port and Abbey Street, from 3.00pm on Sunday, with access permitted for service vehicles only in both directions in Bell Street;

Bell Street, between Market Street and South Street, from 3.00pm on Sunday, with access permitted for service vehicles only in both directions in Bell Street;

Queens Gardens, between South Street and Queens Terrace, from from 3pm on Sunday, access permitted for residents’ parking and service vehicles.

Visitors to St Andrews are also being reminded of the roadworks on the A91 at Guardbridge, and drivers are being advised to consider alternative routes into the town to avoid the delays.

 

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