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Well, summer has officially started as it’s been raining more times than it’s been sunny here in Kirkcaldy!!
 
Hopefully, we get some great weather and, by reading this, you get some ideas for things to do in the sunshine.
 
As usual, we’ll break this post into:
 
Stuff to do with families, walkable pets, pubs, restaurants, gigs and things we just think look fun.
 

Stuff to do with families

 
Tomorrow:
 

All New Edinburgh Historic Trail for Kids! (Free) Launch Event


 

“Come along to the launch of the Greater Grassmarket’s Kids Historic Trail on Wednesday 5th July!
 
At the free launch event, kids will be taken on a tour of the Grassmarket by characters from the Historic Trail including William Mitchell, the Tinklarian Doctor, Dr Thomas Guthrie and a poverty stricken street urchin taken in by a good Samaritan, and will hear their fascinating life stories. The tour will take the kids to King’s Stables Road where they can imagine what it would have been like hundreds of years ago when knights would joust and fight to the death in the area. They will also visit the grave of Greyfriars Bobby and hear the story of the loyal dog and his owner.
 
There will be two, one hour-long tours, starting at 11am and 1pm. Families are invited to show up on the day at the centre of the Grassmarket (opposite Made in Italy – 42 Grassmarket EH1 2JU).
 
Pick up your FREE MAP, CRAYONS AND EARPHONES in one of the Grassmarket businesses:
 
El Toro Loco (60 Grassmarket)
The French Connection Creperie (Grassmarket Square)
John Bain‘s Retro Sweets (37 Grassmarket)
Fabhatrix (37 Grassmarket)
Beehive Inn Grassmarket (18 Grassmarket)
 
Tune in to the audio guide on your mobile or tablet and listen to tales of time gone by. Famous characters including Burke and Hare, ‘Half-Hangit’ Maggie and the Wizard of West Bow all come to life with details of their gruesome activities.
 
Suitable for children aged six and over this fun day out will keep little minds intrigued and informed about what life was like hundreds of years ago.
 
School and holiday club groups welcome.
No booking required, just turn up and enjoy!”

 
11AM – 3PM Grassmarket, Edinburgh
 
More info from original source here
 
 

Kids Go Free Weekend

 

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A private museum of contemporary sculpture, showing work by established and emerging artists set across 120 acres of woodland & meadows.
 
Unlimited FREE access for your little ones over this whole weekend.
 
All under 16s will gain FREE entry to Jupiter Artland and there will be fantastic arts and crafts drop-in activities running throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, from the Jupiter ArtHUT.”
 
Discover artworks, the woodlands and its little inhabitants as well…

Bonnington House Steadings, Wilkieston
Edinburgh, United Kingdom EH27 8BB
01506 889900

 
For more information, click this
 
 

And, for the more energetic amongst you…
 
 

Cycling Super Sunday for mini riders

 
Beveridge Park Kirkcaldy, nearby A K Campbell and Son
 

“ActiveFife would like to to invite families to the park to play on bikes. We will have lots of balance bikes and bikes to borrow. There will be a mini course for children on balance bikes and pedal bikes as well as instructors on hand for anyone who would like to get back on their bike. Opportunties for a short led rides round the park.
 
This event is supported by Middleden Mountain Bike Club from Kirkcaldy and Green Kirkcaldy.”

FREE
Sunday 10AM – 12PM
Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy
 
Looks like it might be a bit showery this weekend but for more info from original source, go here

 

 

Walk of the week

 

Raith Park Circular – Kirkcaldy

 
Raith Wood near to A K Campbell jewellery shop Kirkcaldy

“This route takes the walker around the little known Raith Park area of the town and is a nice circular route to explore.
 
Raith Park was once a grand landscaped estate and dates from the late 1700’s. The area is now occupied mainly by farmland and housing but you can still see some of the area’s former years hidden away in the landscape.
 
The route begins at a gate situated on Oriel Road (A910) but there are a number of other starting points along the route. If arriving at the start point by car, there is on street parking available in the nearby housing estate. The start point can also be reached by the local bus service.
 
The paths throughout the route can be very muddy in places and the path is uneven in several sections and such it may not be suitable for all walkers.
 
Passing through the gate, the route heads west into the woods along a well trodden path. This leg of the walk is popular with dog walkers and runners.
 
The path weaves it’s way through the wood and passes by a large farm. Take care here as the route can be busy with farm machinery.
 
After passing the farm the route opens up and the surrounding fields can be seen. This is a great route for spotting butterflies and birds.
 
The route eventually starts to loop back towards the east at the base of Broom Hill. If you would like a better view of the park then the hill does offer a nice view down over it.
 
The return stretch of the route is easy walking and follows the path of a burn that feeds into Raith Lake. This area is bad for midges in the warmer months so make such you have plenty of insect repellent especially as you near the lake itself. The lake is well know for it’s trout and is often very busy.
 
After passing the lake the route veers back towards the starting point and through the woodland you began your walk.
 
A pleasant walk in the spring and summer months.

 
More info from original source here
 
 

Restaurant of the week

 

The Prince Indian Restaurant

 
The Prince Indian restaurant Kirkcaldy, across the road from A K Campbell jewellery shop

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“The Prince Indian Restaurant is based in Kirkcaldy High Street. Providing the best Indian and Continental food since 1999.”

231 High Street, Kirkcaldy
01592 268881
 
More from original source here
 
 

Pub of the week

 

Race Night Fundraiser at The Gunners, Kirkcaldy

 
Charity horse race night in Kirkcaldy, Fife

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“Kirkcaldy Kestrels are having a Race Night/Disco with Buffet at the Gunners Club on Friday 7th July to raise funds for the upcoming season. Tickets for the night are priced at just £5 with doors opening at 7pm for the first race at 7.30pm.
 
There will be 8 sponsored races to have a flutter upon and you can be the owner of a horse (which you can name) for an additional £5. Your details will be entered onto the race card and there will be prizes for the winning owners.
 
You can sponsor a race for only £20 and your company details will be on all race cards and announced during the race as well as being thanked on our Facebook page.
 
We are also looking for donations for our raffle so please feel free to get in touch.
 
To purchase tickets (Kids welcome), buy a horse, sponsor a race or donate prizes you can contact our commercial team through Facebook or email.
 
Lesley Thomson – lesleybryson@hotmail.co.uk
Abbie Bryson – abbiebryson@hotmail.co.uk
Jenny Seath – jennyseath@hotmail.com”

 
More info from original source here
 
 

Gigs

 

The Polis – Scotland’s Best Police Tribute Band – (Probably UK’s best)

The Polis tribute band featuring Rich of A K Campbell and Son at the Duchess Kirkcaldy this Friday night.

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“The Polis are Scotland’s No.1 Police tribute act. Instead of going all out on being a cheap look-a-like act they have instead focused on the music and have rehearsed tirelessly to bring a reality and likeness to the sound that originally brought The Police to massive global popularity in the 80’s.
 
The band perform an energetic and dynamic set with all the urgency and angst of The Police and invite you on a journey from Roxanne through to the iconic swan song Every Breath You Take, and along the way dropping in a few B-sides and classic album tracks for the keen Police aficionado.
 
If you love The Police then do not miss this…
 
This Friday the 7th of July, (Richard plays lead guitar) so, if you want to see some great musicians playing classics from a great band, head on down to The Duchess in Kirkcaldy this Friday night. It’s also the last local gig before having a stint at the Edinburgh Festival!!
 
And, it’s Free admission !!!”

 
More from original source here
 

Project 6 Live from 9pm – July 8th, Weavers Kirkcaldy

Live band at Weavers Kirkcaldy

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“Join for a great night with Project 6 making their Weavers debut !!!
Project 6 are an amazing band that cover some of the best songs ever to be written. This a night not to be missed, we promise you will have a great time, come along and show your support.
 
Free admission !!!”

 
More from original source here
 
 

Dunfermline Fake Festival 2017

 

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“Do you like to rock? We’re betting so and that’s why Fake Festivals are coming to town this July, for a massive day of partying. We will bring 3 of our very best ‘fake-bands’ for Queen, Oasis and Kasabian – supported by 5 local bands – in a giant marquee with large bar and an outside food/entertainment area. Don’t miss this, it will be huge!”
 
Kid Friendly

Saturday at 12:30 PM – 11 PM
Pittencrieff Park
KY12 8 Dunfermline, Fife
 
More from original source here
 
 

Somethings fun

 

QUIZ NIGHT WITH MUNGIS at Betty Nicols Kirkcaldy. July 4th

 
Quix night at Betty Nicols near A K Campbell jewellery shop in Kirkcaldy

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See more from original source here
 
 

The Fortress – Night Game – 7th July

 
The fortress night game in Kirkcaldy, Fife

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“1 – You do not need to book this event online.
2 – This is for The Fortress, not for The Fort.
 
Post Code: KY1 3LS
 
Kick-Off: 7:00PM
FPS Limit: 330fps – STRICTLY
Ammo Limit: 300 rounds per game + 150 for side-arm
Ammo Weight Limit: 0.25g
Cost: £20 walk-on – £30 gun hire only – £38 full hire + 5000 BB’s
 
Age Limits: (Since it’s asked regularly)
 
– We recommend players be at least 13 and accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times up until the age of 16.
– Age 16 and over, a disclaimer must be signed by a parent or guardian at sign in and be present.
– Age 18 and over, a disclaimer must be signed by yourself and a valid emergency contact number be given.
 
Use of full-seal eye protection is absolutely mandatory. Free face masks are available to borrow.
 
ALL GUNS WILL BE CHRONO’D & TAGGED. Anyone caught with a hot gun, heavy ammo or dense ammo during a game will be banned.
 
We will have plenty of hire guns and pyro for sale. We even have massive stock of Airsoft Guns and gear that can be browsed on our website:www.airsoftworld.net
 
If anyone has any questions, please post them in this event so that everyone can see.
 
Thanks!”

 
More info from original source here
 
 
Got a bike?
 

Dr Bike Fix-it Drop in

 
bike fixing drop in Kirkcaldy

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“Give your bike some love and bring it along for a FREE ‘fix-it session’ with Dave’s Bike Shed.
 
Free 15 minute bike health check including air, tyres, brakes and any basic repairs or replacements. Our Dr Bike, David Seaman, will also be on hand to answer questions and give you useful advice and tips on how to care for your bike. This should make you, and your bike, happier and keep you on the road for longer!
No need to book. All you have to do is remember to bring your bike along. Sessions will last around 15 minutes each and will be on a first come first served basis.”

 
Saturday at 12 PM – 4 PM at Gallatown Gala
 
More info from original source here
 
 

Scooby vs Evo day July 9th

 
Knockhill racing circuit, things to do in Fife ideas for our customers at A K Campbell and Son Kirkcaldy

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“For the second year we bring you this amazing day out, not to be missed with some very special cars on display and on track.
 
Club booking info nonsenseracing@gmail.com”

Sunday at 10 AM at Knockhill
 
See more from original source here
 
There you have it for another week, we hope you find something interesting to do here and have a great week, here’s hoping for sunshine!
 
Disclaimer:  A K Campbell and Son are not affiliated with any event or outing we share here, it’s just stuff we think is fun and so, if you have any problems you have to go to the organisers of the event or whatever, not us.
 
Basically, we’re not being paid by anyone to post for them or making any money from any sales i.e tickets etc. And, if injured, it’s on your own head.
You are legally responsible for yourselves!
 
Rich might be getting paid for his gig but it has nothing to do with the shop. Plus it’s free to get in anyway. And they’re good!!
 
What are you up to this weekend, got anything to add?  Comment below.
 
Hopefully see you in our jewellery shop on Kirkcaldy High Street soon.