Weather holds out for weekend Links success

Links Market 2013
Links Market 2013

The annual Links Market, which comes to Kirkcaldy’s Esplanade, drew to a c lose for another year on Monday evening.

Thousands flocked to the fun fair on the waterfront during its six day stay, although the exact attendance figures are not yet known.

Alex James Colquhoun, chairman of the Showmen’s Guild Scottish branch, said: “It went well, apart from the weather the first few days which was very poor due to the rain and wind.

“After that the Friday night, Saturday afternoon and even most of Sunday were alright and people came along.

“I’ve not had the numbers yet, but it was busy at the weekend. The main thing is the weekend is dry, as that’s when most people come out.

“So far I’ve only had good feedback from people, and everyone I have spoken to says the weekend was a success.”

For the second year, the market was patrolled by a private security firm, with police officers involved only when necessary.

Chief Inspector Gordon Mitchell, who is in charge of community policing in Kirkcaldy, said: “I would like to thank the public for their co-operation in making this a very safe and secure Links Market.

“It was a great community event with only a handful of people being arrested, mainly outside of the market area, and for minor offences such as breach of the peace and breaching bail conditions.”