Falkland enjoys a party atmosphere

Falkland Festival
Falkland Festival

THE picturesque burgh of Falkland took on a party atmosphere on Saturday as visitors and locals joined in the fun at the traditional street fair.

The event, which has been taking place for more than 20 years, is one of the main highlights of the annual Falkland Festival, a fusion of family activities and traditional music.

It is held in the historic village square and Cross Wynd, and aims to evoke a taste of life in the community in bygone days.

Set against the imposing backdrop of Falkland Palace, this year’s event had a Scottish theme and the day began with a children’s fancy dress parade led by Comrie Pipe Band.

The weather stayed fair for the occasion and the crowds were treated to live music and street entertainment as they browsed around the stalls, which sold everything from food to crafts.

There was even the opportunity to purchase ducks - not the edible kind but plastic ones with which to compete in the ever-popular duck race in Falkland Palace orchard during the afternoon.


This is the sixth year that the community and traditional music events have been combined, and the participants in the traditional music competitions later took to the stage for a concert in Newton of Falkland Village Hall alongside the highly-acclaimed trio Cairdeas.

Hardier citizens braved the elements the following day to take part in the hill races, and the festival drew to a close on Sunday evening with a family ceilidh in the village hall in the company of the Steven Carcary Dance Band.

Our photos show some of the scenes from the bustling street fair.