Kirkcaldy's town centre market returns this week

Artisan Friday market returns this week  (Pic:  Fife Photo Agency)Artisan Friday market returns this week  (Pic:  Fife Photo Agency)
Artisan Friday market returns this week (Pic: Fife Photo Agency) | JPIMedia Resell
Stallholders emerge from lockdown

Kirkcaldy High Street’s market has announced plans to relaunch.

Artisan Fridays aims to start up again on Friday, June 5 after closing at the end of March when lockdown restrictions came into force.

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The initiative, launched in November by businesswoman Louise Canny, had been bringing people back into the High Street on a weekly basis as it brought more food retailers into town.

The decision to relaunch comes as the Scottish Government published its plans to gradually lift lockdown restrictions.

A statement on its Facebook page said the return would come with strict social and physical distancing.

It said: “We are really excited to see you all again! We have missed the exceptional food on the Artisan Fridays market.

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“After much deliberation, we are looking to open the food market back up on Friday, June 5.

“We took this situation extremely seriously, hence why we made the conscious decision to cancel all our markets from the end of March. Other farmers markets continued to trade around the country, as food is essential shopping.

“With the recent government announcements, we feel now is a safe time to start our food market again.”

The market said it would enforce “strict social and physical distancing measures to protect stall holders and each member of the public.”

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It added: “As a rule, we always adhere to strict hygiene practice. We have missed the exceptional food on the Artisan Fridays market,I’m sure you all have too!”

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