Relaunch of High Street

Keith Duffy greets the crowds in Kirkcaldy High Street
Keith Duffy greets the crowds in Kirkcaldy High Street

BOYZONE star Keith Duffy was the VIP guest in Kirkcaldy High Street on Saturday at a special event to mark the official relaunch of the town centre.

Hundreds of visitors and locals gathered along with representatives from Fife Council and the Scottish Government to mark the occasion and switch on the new civic lighting.

Councillor Tony Martin, chairman of Fife’s enterprise, environment and transportation committee, performed the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The High Street has undergone a complete transformation thanks to a wide range of improvements to surfaces and fittings including the new lighting and a public Wi-Fi network.

Festive lights

The new coloured floodlights to showcase the street’s historic buildings, were switched on as part of the opening ceremony and will complement the Christmas lights which follow later this month.

Saturday’s event was part of a programme of activities organised by Kirkcaldy4All.

A continental market rolled into town for four days, and street performers from Adam Smith College provided entertainment along with a Kingdom FM roadshow.

Bill Harvey, project co-ordinator, said: “This is the traders’ busiest time and we would like to encourage people back into the town to browse.”

Councillor Alice Soper, chairman of Kirkcaldy Area Committee, added: “I do hope that the winter lights, planned to combat the earlier dark nights, make the town centre shopping experience more pleasant for everyone.”