Carnival in Kirkcaldy to attract thousands

The carnival is coming to town
The carnival is coming to town

Fife International Carnival heads into Kirkcaldy on Saturday, and along with the vibrant costumes and entertaining acts, it is set to bring a welcome boost to the town.

An estimated 12,000 people from all over Fife attended the event last year and it is set to be even bigger and better

Organisers are hoping that the promise of good weather will attract more people to Kirkcaldy and encourage them to explore the area.

Roger Spence, carnival producer said: “The Carnival and the town suit each other well. I am hoping that it will bring around 15,000 people into the town which will definitely be up on the numbers last year.

“Most of them will be attracted to the spectacle taking place on the High Street and in the Town Square and they will get a chance to see that it really is an attractive place to visit.

“The town will have the opportunity to show that it can hold international events on a large scale quite successfully. It will surely put the town firmly on the map.

“I really hope that the carnival will be something that the people of Kirkcaldy can be proud of and that they will be talking about long after it has ended.”

Bill Harvey, manager of Kirkcaldy4All, added: “This year the carnival is set to be bigger, brighter and better than it was last year.

“We encourage people not only from the town but from across Fife and beyond to come see the carnival and enjoy the High Street and surrounding area and take advantage of the wide selection of eclectic shops and restaurants that the town has to offer.”