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Published: Monday 19 Apr 2004 by

Links Market

Links Market

THE longest street fair in Europe and the oldest in Scotland.

Visitors expected to peak at more than half a million.

These superlatives add up to the Kirkcaldy Links Market, this year celebrating its 700th anniversary and running between April 13 and 19 under the banner KLM 700.

A £100,000 programme of events, organised by Fife Council, Kingdom of Fife Tourist Board and the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain (Scottish Section), part-funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will explode on the town of Kirkcaldy.

High quality celebrations include a tented village in the Town Square with a medieval village showing how people lived in 1304, when the Links Market was born; the largest big wheel in Europe as part of the showground; a total of 225 attractions, ranging from children’s rides to white-knuckle rides on the latest attractions; and medieval-style entertainers.

Linda Thomson, who is coordinating the event for Fife Council, said: "Everyone is throwing themselves into making KLM 700 an event to be remembered. Businesses and individuals in Kirkcaldy – and wider – are making sure that the seven days of this year’s Links Market will be an unforgettable experience.

"The invitation is for everyone to come along and join in the fun."

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Archived Feature originally published 19 Apr 2004 - 23 Apr 2004

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