Launch of new Saturday food and drink market in Kirkcaldy High Street

Kirkcaldy’s hugely successful weekly High Street market is set to expand.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 4:38 pm

Louise Canny, the businesswoman behind Artisan Fridays, has been given the go-ahead to launch a monthly Saturday event.

‘Artisan Fridays On A Saturday ' will be on the last Saturday of each month, starting on April 24 when lockdown restrictions are expected to be lifted across Scotland.

The market has been instrumental in bringing people back to the town centre on a regular basis since its launch in November 2019.

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Louise was inspired after seeing a charity shop setting up a stall with second-hand books. That led to a stall full of bath bombs outside her shop which proved to a huge hit, and led to the launch of Artisan Fridays.

The vibrant, colourful pink gazebos have added colour to the street, and brought a host of food, drink and craft businesses into the heart of the town.

It has proved to be a huge hit with shoppers - and the addition of a Saturday market will help footfall during the weekend.

The Artisan Market in Kirkcaldy High Street (PIc: George McLuskie)

Louise, who runs her jewellery business, Eloise, on the High Street, confirmed the good news on the business’ Facebook page.

She said: “I have been busy behind the scenes to find ways to expand the Artisan Fridays market.

“After much groundwork I have been granted a new licence to include Saturdays. So, we will be operating on the last Saturday of every month starting on Saturday, April 24, when lockdown restrictions lift in Scotland. “

Anyone interested in a stall for artisan food, drinks or handmade goods can get in touch:

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