BEAUTIFUL bank holiday weather helped bring the crowds to make Dunfermline’s annual Food and Craft weekend the biggest and most successful yet.

The event, organised by Dunfermline Delivers and the Kingsgate Shopping Centre, included an array of activities across the town centre for all ages ranging from gin tasting to crochet lessons and pizza making.

A total of 32 food and craft stalls set up shop in the centre while the Little Shop of Heroes had queues running round the corner in Maygate for their free comic book day.

The Glen Pavilion was the venue for a vintage market and tea dance to raise money for the charity, Playlist for Life.

Fire Station Creative transformed a retail unit in the Kingsgate Centre into a pop up studio and shop, displaying some of the resident artists’ work, while shoppers were able to get refreshments from Dapper Drinks’ vintage fizz wagon.

Chris Foote, events manager at Dunfermline Delivers, was pleased with the weekend’s success.

“The town centre was really busy, particularly on the Saturday and it’s great that more businesses are getting involved each year.

“This year was the highest yet, with 17 town centre businesses hosting events,” he said.

“Creating events that bring people into the town centre is a priority for Dunfermline Delivers.”

Karen Davidson, assistant manager at the Kingsgate, added: “The event brings a large amount of footfall into town, last year it was around 7,500 in addition to the 31,000 that we would normally get on a Saturday at the start of the month.

“The event creates a great vibe in the Kingsgate and around town.”