In pictures: Adverts for 16 venues in & around Kirkcaldy no longer with us

Advert for theThe Garrison nightclub, Kirkcaldy, from the Fife Free Press, 1975
Advert for theThe Garrison nightclub, Kirkcaldy, from the Fife Free Press, 1975

These adverts are sure to spark many memories among readers.

They all date from 1975 and feature hotels and venues no longer on the map – but, in their heyday, were packed for functions and concerts as well as many family gatherings.

The Clubhouse - also fondly remembered as the Dutch Mill – was a hugely popular landmark in Kirkcaldy. It sat across the road from the train station, and the land is now a supermarket.

Anthony’s Hotel has become a care home and the Belvedere – home of many great dinner dances - is, sadly, boarded up.

Other names have also disappeared from our town landscape.

Who remembers the Circulation bistrotheque in the Olympia Arcade – or the Old Worlde Inn?

And down at the harbour, who recalls Joe’s Diner which opened in ‘75?

Or the Cuinzie Neuk which was a fabulous live venue in Kinghorn?

The adverts also shine a light on the entertainments’ scene in Kirkcaldy some 40 years ago.

At the Forum in Glenrothes, you could see Billy Connolly for just £4.50 a ticket, while the ABC Cinema in Kirkcaldy was screening the ‘X’ certificate Emmanuelle!