DUNFERMLINE'S Charity Gin Festival was such a sparkling success that the organisers have already booked the venue for next year.

More than 650 people flocked to the Glen Pavilion for two party nights on Friday and Saturday and the £16,000 raised will be just the tonic for local good causes.

And the event went down so well that the Rotary Club of Dunfermline are going for a repeat performance in 2024.

Event spokesman and club president Ralph McCran said: “We are delighted that once again there has a been a generous response by the public and the supporters who sponsored all of the 40 featured gins.

"We will back again next year in May for our fourth GinFest and hope to see everyone there again next year.

“We have once again raised a five-figure sum for disbursement to local good causes – a result which would not have been possible without the support of the public and sponsors and the commitment of the 55-strong team of Rotarians and volunteer helpers who delivered the event.”

The festival mixed a heady cocktail of gins, gin shots, rums and tequilas, beer, wine and Prosecco with live music by Cut the Cake, whose keyboard player Alan Condie takes over as club president on July 1.

The gig was also his last as a full time member of the band.

The festival is the club's main fundraiser of the year and Ralph added: “By helping to make the event a social and financial success, supporters of our GinFest should have the double satisfaction of knowing they have not only enjoyed a major event in the city’s fund-raising calendar but also added a substantial sum to the £20,000 the club has already pledged to local and international charitable causes this Rotary year.”