1980: Celebrity opening for Kirkcaldy market hall

Larry Grayson, star of BBC's Generation Game, officially opens Kirkcaldy Market Hall
Larry Grayson, star of BBC's Generation Game, officially opens Kirkcaldy Market Hall

April 1980 saw Larry Grayson, star of BBC’s Generation Game, officially open Kirkcaldy Market Hall in Whytescauseway.

“Seems like a nice place” he quipped as he cut the ribbon.

Kirkcaldy Market Hall (Pic: Fife Free Press)

Kirkcaldy Market Hall (Pic: Fife Free Press)

The market hall was a busy place for many years.

It featured a huge range of businesses.

Among the many who were there from day one – Humbugs sweet shop; Perry’s children’s clothes; Rothes Meats; Ratcliffe shoes; Forth Sports; Sweet Talk - 80s look fashions; The Flower basket; Hustlers & Rustlers clothes stall, and Toggs which sold backpacks, and military clothing.

The hall led through to the bus station.

Kirkcaldy Market Hall (Pic: Fife Free Press)

Kirkcaldy Market Hall (Pic: Fife Free Press)