Festive Italian Market A First For Scotland

While other towns and cities have farmers markets and craft markets as part of their shopping offer this weekend, Kirkcaldy Town Centre has a huge advantage in bringing Scotland’s first ever Italian Market for shoppers to enjoy.

Organised by Kirkcaldy Town Centre Management, the “Mamma Mia” Market will appeal to a broad range of people looking for something “different” for their Christmas stockings and presents. This festive event will form an antidote to simply shopping on the internet by the interaction and banter with the Italian stallholders, while out shopping.

Sunil Varu, Kirkcaldy Town Centre Manager, said,

“We are trying to bring back the fun of shopping in town centres and make people realise that the Christmas shopping experience can in fact be enjoyable. The Italian Market will boost footfall of people who would not normally expect to be in Kirkcaldy and will be in a position to take advantage of the shopping which the town centre undoubtedly offers”.

Support of the “Mamma Mia” Market comes from local Italian Scots – hairdressers Dom and Ellio Pannetta, and Kirkcaldy Golf Club Manager Anthony Caira – who got into the spirit of the occasion coming to Scotland by donning the full highland dress courtesy of the Kirk Wynd Highland House for the event kicking off on St. Andrews Day (pictures attached).

Dom Panetta, Director of Kirkcaldy Town Centre Management, stated,

“I think the market is a great idea and will be supported by the people of Kirkcaldy and other parts of Fife, too. It’s the first time Scotland has had an Italian festive market while cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow host German markets every year. There is already some excitement about it in the town and I’m sure it will bring many people into the town centre and have a spin off for the shops”.