In Pictures: Adverts for Kirkcaldy businesses no longer around

Henry Carmichael & Son
Henry Carmichael & Son

The changing face of Kirkcaldy’s High Street is reflected in these adverts from the archives.

The year was 1950, and they all came from a booklet ‘The Journal Of The Kirkcaldy Public Library, Art Gallery And Museum’.

The businesses will be familiar to a generation of Lang Toun folk who shoppped at Thomas Christie, meat purveyors, bought books from Burt’s and called McBain’s when they needed a taxi.

The adverts include some very well known names, but none of the businesses remain at the addresses shown in the copy – a sign of the changing times for our town centre.