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Hi there, and welcome to our weekly round up of things to do in and around Kirkcaldy, Fife and beyond this week.

We hope you get some ideas from it and are liking what we’re doing.  If you have anything to add, just leave us a comment below the post.

So, the same layout as usual, stuff to do with families, walkable pets, pubs, restaurants, gigs and things we just think look fun.

Enjoy and have a great week!!
 

Families

 

Rockpool Wild Walk

 
A walk around Seafield beach in Kirkcaldy near to A K Campbell jewellery shop in Kirkcaldy

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“Explore the miniature world of the rock pool at Seafield Beach. An exciting underwater safari, hunting for the fascinating creatures of the shallows. What will you find?
 
Please wear suitable clothing/shoes and dress with the Scottish weather in mind! We’ll be meeting at the Seafield car park. Places are limited so booking is required. Families welcome.”
 
To book your place, call us on 01592 858458, email [email protected] or drop into our High Street Hub, 254a High Street, Kirkcaldy, Wednesday to Saturday, 10am – 4pm.

 
See more from original source: http://www.greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk/rockpool-wild-walk

 

Looking to get into Tennis now that Wimbledon is upon us?
 

Racket Demo Day

 
Picture of Kirkcaldy tennis club

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“Are you looking for a new weapon for the summer season? Do you need something to give yourself an edge over your opponents?
 
In conjunction with Gannon Sports, on Sunday 16th July from 12 noon, a full range of demonstration adult rackets from the country’s biggest suppliers – Babolat, Wilson, Yonex, etc – will be available for members to try out at the club. So, if you’re looking to treat yourself to that new racket but don’t know what to go for, head down and test them all out. Any orders taken and paid for will be fulfilled within a few days.
 
There will also be a large range of different makes, models and sizes of children’s rackets available for sale on the day, as well as other tennis goodies.”

Kirkcaldy Lawn Tennis Club
Boglily Road, KY2 5NF Kirkcaldy, Fife
 
See more from original source here
 

Walk of the week

 

Heatherhall Woods, Ladybank

 
A dog walk in and around Kirkcaldy, Fife. Ladybank Heathery Wood

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“Heatherhall Woods is a lovely place to walk the dog. It’s great in winter as the trees shelter you from the worst of the wind and it’s cool in the height of summer. A series of pathways intersect the wood which gives you a choice of routes. It’s a great place for kids too, my girls used to love going there when they were younger to play hide and seek and a game they created called ‘log loser'”

 
A92 just past Fruechie, take the left fork after the bridge. Continue for a few hundred yards and you’ll see the car parking area to your left.
B937, Cupar KY15 7UH

See more from original source here

 
 

Pub of the week

 

Forresters in Aberdour

 

 

2015 + 2016 Winners of CAMRA’s Fife Pub of the Year. 
 
The Forries is situated in the centre of the village of Aberdour. Ideal for Aberdour Railway Station, Gift Shops & Galleries, Aberdour Castle, the Playpark, Beach & Harbour, Aberdour Golf Course and the popular Fife Coastal Path right on our doorstep.
 
Our public bar is well stocked, including a choice of 4 Cask Marque Real Ales, 2 Cask Ciders, a fantastic selection of Malts, Rums, Gins, Vodkas and Bourbons.
 
Live SKY and BT Sport is shown on our large screens in the bar. Pool table, Jukebox and other bar games are available.”

 
They also allow dogs and have a restaurant.
 
01383 860809
35 High Street, Aberdour, Fife KY3 0SJ
 
More from original source here
 
 

Restaurant of the week

 

Annapurna Gurkhas

 
Annapurna restaurant in Kirkcaldy, near A K Campbell jewellery shop

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Annapurna Gurkha Restaurant is an authentic Indian takeaway located on the High Street in Kirkcaldy, where we offer the finest Indian dishes for you to enjoy.”

 
312 High St, Kirkcaldy KY1 1LB
01592 269460

 
See more from original source here
 
 

Gigs

 
We couldn’t find much happening in Kirkcaldy this week so if you know of anything, let us know and we’ll add it in.  This goes for the future as well, just head over t our Facebook page and post anything you think might interest people there.
 
The Haven Bar & Restaurant, 1 Shore St, Cellardyke.
 
Saturday 22/07/17 at 9 pm.
 
Live Rock and Soul music. A mix of covers and original songs by Midland1.
 
More [email protected] John on 07766955114
 
 

Music Makers Blues Review

 

John Scofield Band w/ Dennis Chambers+Mike Stern & Randy Brecker

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“Two of the biggest guitar stars of jazz and fusion in a very rare and incendiary jazz guitar double bill – both with all star bands, including the legendary trumpeter, Randy Brecker and drummers, Dennis Chambers and Lenny White.
 
“Scofield can make his guitar howl, plead, laugh, argue, and preach – deep passion and almost unbearable beauty” (The Scotsman).
 
A man of many parts, a virtuoso guitarist with a genuine jazz sensibility. He worked with historic figures like Miles, Mingus, Chet Baker and created many historic groups of his own. Uberjam is his hard-groove band playing funk-oriented jazz-rock, propelled by the red-hot Dennis Chambers on drums.
 
Mike Stern’s four-decade career featured stints with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Billy Cobham, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, the Brecker Brothers and Joe Henderson, before he launched a solo career that has propelled to him to a global star. 16 recordings as a leader (six nominated for GRAMMY® Awards) and thousands of high energy gigs, with many of the greats of the current scene – including this band with co-leader and fellow giant of the New York jazz and fusion scene, Randy Brecker.
 
Two electrifying soloists whose blistering chops combine rock–blues firepower with sophisticated jazz harmonies.
 
John Scofield (guitar), Avi Bortnick (rhythm guitar/samplers), Andy Hess (bass), Dennis Chambers (drums).
 
Mike Stern (guitar), Randy Brecker (trumpet), Teymur Phell (bass), Lenny White (drums)”

 
Fri July 14th, Festival Theatre: 13/29 Nicolson Street, EH8 9FT
 
More from original source here
 
There’s loads of other things going on that weekend for the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, which you can go check out their page here
 
One for the following week:
 

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

 

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“Featuring Gilson Lavis with special guest Chris Difford and guest vocalists Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall & Beth Rowley + Ten Millenia as support.
 
The King of boogie boogie, swing and R&B, Jools Holland is back for another energy-fuelled show with his fantastic Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, raising the roof of the Festival Theatre once again.
 
Despite selling millions of records throughout his career and hosting the most successful British TV music show ever, he’s always up for touring and the amazing electricity his live shows generate.
 
‘Later with…Jools Holland’ is now in its 46th series! Jools’ name is synonymous with quality music. His star studded band featuring ex-Squeeze drummer, Gilson Lavis, and regular guest vocalists, Ruby Turner, Beth Rowley and Louise Marshall, are joined for this tour by Jools’ long time Squeeze colleague, Chris Difford.”

 
Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 PM – 10 PM
Festival Theatre: 13/29 Nicolson Street, EH8 9FT
 
See more from original source here
 
 

Misc and fun

 

Gin Tasting Evening at the Cupcake Coffee Box on Kirkcaldy High Street

A Gin tasting evening at the Cupcake Coffee Box on Kirkcaldy's High Street, nearby A K Campbell and Son jewellery shop

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“Enjoy a Gin Tasting Evening. The Theme will be Scotland. FIVE Gins from Scotland.”

 

July 15 – July 16
Jul 15 at 7 PM to Jul 16 at 9:30 PM

 

See more from original source here

 
 

Mardi Gras Edinburgh

 

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At the Grassmarket in Edinburgh, Saturday 1pm to 4pm.
 
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.