Nostalgia: Kirkcaldy in thrall to The Phantom Menace

Staff at the Phantom Menace display in Woolworths in 1999
Staff at the Phantom Menace display in Woolworths in 1999

In 1999 the world was gripped by Star Wars fever ahead of the release of the film ‘The Phantom Menace – and Kirkcaldy was no different.

The town’s Woolworths made sure it was stocked with memorabilia from the film and also held a Star Wars trivia quiz.

Woolies’ manager Liz McDougall said stock had been flying off the shelves: “Titanic was popular, but we haven’t seen anything like this – and the film isn’t even out yet!”