VIDEO: Kirkcaldy Beach Highland Games 2018

Organisers of the fourth Kirkcaldy Beach Highland Games have been praised for another successful event.

On Saturday around 3000 people went along to watch the traditional Scottish Highland Games, which is staged on the beach opposite the town’s leisure centre on – believed to be one of only two such events staged anywhere in the world.

Runners at Kirkcaldy Beach Highland Games 2018

Runners at Kirkcaldy Beach Highland Games 2018

It featured heavyweights, athletes, cyclists and Highland dancers as well as a performance by Leven and District Pipe Band. Organised by Kirkcaldy4All, the BID company set up to promote the town centre, it also saw several local businesses man stalls along the waterfront which was packed with spectators. The event got underway at 11am with a parade along the waterfront before the games officially started at 11am.

Bill Harvey, BID manager, said: "We were delighted with the turnout on the day. We had competitors who came to the games from as far north as Inverness and as far south as Kendall. We had beach cycling this year for the first time as a trial and it was great to see everybody enjoying themselves. The event showcased our wonderful waterfront as well as Kirkcaldy town centre."