Burntisland set for Christmas market

Feature on seaside towns. Burntisland High Street.
Feature on seaside towns. Burntisland High Street.

BURNTISLAND Unlimited, the group set up recently to encourage people to visit the town and shop local, is holding a special Christmas Market.

And an appeal to all of local knitters and crocheters has come up trumps, with hundreds of hand made Christmas trees donated to help “spruce” up Union Street, where the event is being held on Sunday, December 2.

Local businesses, individuals and groups will provide a selection of Christmas present ideas from crafts and jewellery to food and drink, cards, confectionery and computer games, and there will be refreshments to keep shoppers full of energy and up to the task.

There will also be a bar area to relax in with a warming glass of mulled wine or a cool beer.

The organisers are also planning entertainment with face painting, music, carol singers and much more, plus a reindeer rodeo ride.

Santa will also be in his grotto to meet local kids.

In the run up to the market, Burntisland Unlimited will be raffling a beautiful doll’s house kindly donated by Libby and Bob Freeman from the town.


There will also be a fantastic Hornby train set donated by the organisers.

Raffle tickets are now available from Tikasam, the Post Office, Food for Thought, Potter About, Spiritual Oasis and the Star Tavern.

The raffle will be drawn at the end of the afternoon when the Christmas lights will be switched on.

Tracy McKendrick, chairman of the group, said: “It is all coming together wonderfully and the nearer we get the more groups and shops want to become involved.

‘‘It will be a real community event and we are hoping that everyone in the town will come along and show their support to their local shops and join in all the fun.”

>> The event runs from from 1.00-5.00 p.m.