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STATEMENT FROM THE SCOTTISH SECTION OF THE SHOWMEN’S GUILD

Sad, but not unexpected, news from the Scottish Section about Kirkcaldy Links Market. Hopefully we can see it return later in the year.

Following full and careful consideration of the current restrictions in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic we have taken the decision to postpone Kirkcaldy Links Market for its normal operating dates in 2021.

The announcement of the release of the Covid vaccine gave us all fresh hope that our 2021 event could be held on its traditional dates, but with the continuing uncertainty around restrictions for outdoor events, social distancing and with lockdown measures continuing to be in place for the foreseeable future, we believe that at this present time the decision to postpone this event is the correct one.

We do however hope that by working with Fife Council, Police Scotland and all our other partners involved in the Links Market we can reschedule for a later date in 2021 when mass Vaccinations will ease current restrictions enough for fun fairs to reopen.

The Scottish Section of The Showmen’s Guild have not taken this decision lightly and we fully understand that this will be very disappointing news for so many but we consider this to be the only sensible and responsible decision during this time of uncertainty to ensure the safety and welfare of everyone.

We fully understand how important the Links Market is to many people and we will do everything we can to hold the event later this year.

We would like to thank all the services and the public who have supported us in these trying times and look forward to getting back to entertaining you all as soon as possible.

Alex James Colquhoun

Chairman of The Scottish Section of The Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain

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