THE return of Rosyth Community Market has been a victory for organisers this year after months of uncertainty.

The event was held for the first time after a two-year break in April and has attracted around 40 regular vendors each month since.

It had been hosted at Rosyth Bowling Club initially but was able to move back to its prior and larger home of Parkgate Community Centre in November and December.

"We ended up at the bowling club at first but it was mostly outside because the clubhouse was small," organiser Linda Temple told the Press.

"It wasn't ideal with a lot being outside.

"We have a lot of craft stalls but were wanting to get food stalls, we have a couple of them, mostly bakers.

"We are a community market, not a farmers' market, so we try to give the community what they want, it's usually pretty busy.

"If a crafter or trader comes from Rosyth then we try to accommodate – it depends what their product is but we do try to prioritise local and small businesses."

Common sights include artisan bakers and Arran Cheese, as well as a free face-painter provided by the market for children to enjoy.

"Now we are back at Parkgate, we are going to try to have different activities on," Linda added.

"We are going to have a bit of a warm space in January with a larger cafe area because it is a horrible wet month and people are feeling the pain of energy bills.

"We want to have activities for the community as well as a good market.

"All the money we make goes back into the community once costs are away."

The market is run by Rosyth Community Council who use leftover funds for grants – previously for the rugby club, gala, and a family affected by a house fire.

"The market gives us income which we can use for more grants," said Linda.

"It also gives us money for floral displays – we get money from Fife Council but costs can be four or five times that."

This year was also the first in the event's five-year history to include a special Christmas market which involved a visit from Santa and saw 200 gift bags handed out to children.

The next market will take place on January 29 at Parkgate Community Centre from 11am.