A ruby anniversary to treasure

This year marks the fortieth anniversary for one Kirkcaldy business – and they have a gem of a story.

Kirkcaldy … Undercover

Almost 200 years ago, a new style of shopping opened in Scotland: The Argyll Arcade – a cut through old tenements – provided a link between Glasgow’s Argyle Street and Buchanan Street. It was Scotland’s first shopping ‘mall’. That was in 1827. In Kirkcaldy, we can claim Scotland’s second oldest arcade – the Olympia. The arcade – originally a linen works when built in 1858 – is now enjoying a period of regeneration. We went ‘undercover’ to explore some of the shops and outlets leading the Arcade’s rejuvenation …

Love inspiration?

For those keen to embrace the shabby-chic trend and upcycle pre-loved furniture, the go-to place is Love Restored – situated on the High Street. In fact, such is the love for this independent home and interiors business that customers travel from across the country to benefit from owners Nadia and Lorraine’s keen eye for beautiful home interiors.

Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre

Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre is a very good starting point for everyone looking to get fit – adults and families.   There is a well-equipped gym, the opportunity for Personal Training, a wide range of fitness classes and there is the swimming pool.