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Revival of Clackmannan’s Mercat Fayre

The Mercat Fayre made its much anticipated return to Clackmannan on Saturday, 3rd June 2017, with hundreds coming out to enjoy the medieval-themed event.

Residents recieved the royal treatment as dozens of craft stalls joined up with street performers and charity groups to bring the Main Street to life.

Live bands and highland dancers provided the entertainment, guided tours of 14th century Clackmannan Tower were available from Historic Environment Scotland, while a falconry display and display of forgotten images of the town were on display at Clackmannan Parish Church.

Sherk also paid a visit from his swamp to Clackmannan and was a popular attraction for the young ones along with medieval bouncy castles.

Funded by the Big Lottery and ASDA – the event was co-hosted by members of Clackmannan Development Trust, Clackmannan Parish Church, Clackmannan Community Council and Clackmannan Primary School – a great example of partnership working within the community.

Lesley Shaw, community development officer, said: “The Mercat Fayre has sorely been missed in the town and this was highlighted in the Community Action Plan 2015-2020 to host once again.

“I am delighted that we were able to secure funding to make this event happen and bring the community together to celebrate. Almost all of the attractions are free. We would love to see locals, visitors and stall holders come in traditional dress to add to the atmosphere.”

Meanwhile, a road closure for Main Street, Clackmannan in place from 7am to 6pm on Saturday, June 3.

Parking in the town will be extremely limited therefore active travel or travel via public transport is strongly encouraged.

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