DUNFERMLINE is to get a new marketplace - East End Park!

The Pars ground is set to host a twice-weekly market, on Tuesdays and Fridays, outside the stadium behind the Norrie McCathie stand starting this summer.

The markets will run for a sixmonth trial period and the first one could be held as soon as mid-June.

Dunfermline Athletic executive director Karen Masterton confirmed that operators Scorpion GB Limited would run the market, which would be a mix of stalls and car boot sales.

She told the Press, "We've been hoping to get it started for a while now and it's going to be run for us by Scorpion GB, who used to run the Kinross Market.

"They are renting the space from us and it's going to run for a trial period of six months, to make sure it all runs smoothly.

"We'll review it and if it's successful - we hope it will be! - we will continue it.

"We've been working on this a considerable time to get this through the planning process but hopefully that's it all finalised.

"We have just a couple of small things to get ironed out and we'll hopefully get it sorted and running by the middle of June." And with the Pars having to tighten their belt following the club's relegation from the SPL, the market is expected to help boost the club coffers.

Karen added, "The operators approached us because it's a fantastic site to run a market and we're very pleased it's come to fruition.

"It's got a very high volume of traffic and it helps the club enormously because of the rental.

"We run a stadium 365 days a year, it's a great site and is another way of generating income for us.

"Litter will not be a problem as the operator will have to tidy it up and there should not be any impact on parking or congestion." Traffic restrictions will be put on for the market, with no waiting from Garvock Hill to Lambert Drive between 10am-4pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.