Hercules the Bear was a favourite everywhere he went with trainer and owner, Andy Robins, and his wife Maggie.
They were regular visitors to the Kingdom, and their appearances at Letham, Glen in Leven always drew huge crowds.
These pictures date from the late 1980s when they were the stars of the summer holiday roadshows in Fife!
Join author Ian Rankin and artist Jack Vettriano for an evening of conversation in Kirkcaldy
Gallery: Fife primary one school pictures from 1997
In Pictures: The P1 classes from 2011
Fife artist's exhibition tells the story of his walk along Hadrian's Wall
1998: The 18th birthday of Jackie O, Kirkcaldy’s legendary nightclub
Bought from a wildlife park, Hercules was a star on the wrestling circuit and also on TV and film sets.
The story of his disappearance while on Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides sparked worldwide headlines – he was captured after 24 days.
The bear, known as ‘Big softie’ lived for 25 years before passing away in 2001.
A statue to Hercules was unveiled at Langass Woods, Isle of North Uist, in 2013.