Celebrations mark Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

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ORGANISATIONS, businesses and community groups in Kirkcaldy are gearing up to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend.

Activities to mark the historic occasion include street parties, fetes, dances and children’s entertainment.

The Linktown Community Action Centre in Ramsay Road is hosting a Jubilee celebration and fete on Saturday from 10.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m. The event has been organised by the management committee with the New Linktown Tenants and Resident, Invertiel Tenants and Residents and Forthview Residents Associations.

The event is being opened by David Torrance MSP and will feature pipers, disco music, ‘Matt Fiddes’ Martial Arts Exhibition as well as tombolas and a display by majorettes. It will also be an opportunity for people to meet community police officers and staff from Fife Fire and Rescue Service.

There will also be a range of games and prizes for the children including snakes and ladders, hula hoops, skittles, a treasure hunt, hook a duck, face painting and a bouncy castle.

John Farmer, community worker at the centre, said: “This is an opportunity to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee and to allow us to come together as a community and experience a fun day. The event will also raise funds for local community organisations and the youth club.”

Staff at Migele Experience will be wearing red, white and blue tomorrow and Saturday and will be decorating both salons as well as serving clients Jubilee sweets with their refreshments on both days.

On Monday, Dysart Regeneration Forum is holding a Diamond Jubilee Dance Camp in Dysart Community Hall. The event is open for anyone from eight years to 80 with workshops in hip hop/street, ceilidh, tap and musical theatre.

And the Linton Lane Centre is hosting three events to mark the Jubilee on Wednesday, June 6. There will be children’s entertainment with Scotch Broth at 10.30 a.m (tickets cost just £1 from the Centre); a family street party at 11.30 a.m and the Linton Lane Grey Panthers are hosting a senior citizens tea dance from 2.00 to 4.00 p.m. It will feature live music and Highland dancing. Tickets cost £3.

Meanwhile, ladies clothes store Bonmarche in the High Street will have a Well Wishing book in store to mark the special occasion. Staff are inviting all customers and friends to write their message of congratulations. The book will then be forwarded on to the Queen.