March against poverty and austerity taking place in Fife

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A march and gala which is being held to highlight the impact UK Government cuts are having on local communities is taking place in Fife next weekend.

The event, organised by a group of volunteers and the Fife People’s Assembly, is being held in Dunfermline on Saturday, October 3.

At noon, marchers including local councillors, MSYPs and MSPs, will assemble at the top of the High Street outside Marks and Spencer and march to Pittencrieff Park.

The march is being supported by the STUC and the Scottish People’s Assembly.

At the park the gala will take place featuring live music, and contributions from speakers with experience of campaigning against cuts and poverty.

Mary Lockhart, spokeswoman, said: “Scotland - and nowhere more so than in Fife - is united against an austerity agenda whose political object has little to do with debt repayments and everything to do with privatising public assets, nationalising private debt.

“Fife United Against the Cuts is a team of volunteers who have begged and borrowed all we could to put this community event in place, and to show that we, the people, have the power to succeed.”