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Bark in the Park
Bark in the Park

Dog owners and and an array of four-legged friends gave their overwhelming approval to Glenrothes’ first ever ‘Bark in the Park’ event.

Organised by the Friends of Riverside Park group, which wanted to bring together the region’s dog owners as well as promote the facilities available at the park, it certainly had tails wagging.

Provost of Fife, Jim Leishman, was on hand to declare the event open as the canine fraternity came together to enjoy a range of stalls and activities.

Malcolm Harley, who brought his five dogs along, said it was about time such an event was organised in Glenrothes.

“It’s great to finally have an event we can call our own, especially being held in such a wonderful backdrop as Riverside Park,” he told the Gazette.

“Not only is there a good range of specialist stalls, but it’s also a great experience for the dogs themselves.

“It’s an excellent opportunity for our pets to socialise and be around other dogs in a normal environment,” he added.

Pam Hortin, a member of the organising committee, said their aim is now to make it an annual event in Glenrothes.

“There’s been a lot of positive feedback from owners today and while today was a test to see if there was a demand for such an event, we are already thinking about expanding it and putting it on every year,” she added.