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."
For more information log onto www.fifedirect.org.uk/KLM700
Archived Feature originally published 19 Apr 2004 - 23 Apr 2004