A taste of Germany will come to Kirkcaldy this summer, as plans for a beer and music festival come together.
Scheduled to take place in August, the celebration of German culture has been organised to celebrate the town’s twinning links with the Bavarian community of Ingolstadt.
Councillors have awarded more than 7,000 to help stage the event, which will be held in the town square.
Organisers expect the four-day festival to generate up to 700,000 for the local economy and bring around 8,000 visitors to the Lang Toun.
Keen to reassure residents that safety will be a priority, Robert Main, chairman of the organising Kirkcaldy Ingolstadt Association, said a similar occasion two years ago passed without incident.
“We engage with a local licensee who deals with all aspects of stewarding,” he said. “We had a debrief after the last event, which involved the police and Fife Council, and there were no negatives.
“We undertook a survey in 2012 and all of the comments we got back were positive.
“The weather then was superb so hopefully it will be the same again.”
To provide an authentic Bavarian soundtrack to proceedings, a 28-member brass band will be visiting from Ingolstadt. German beer will also be imported to give the people a genuine taste of the country.
Running from Thursday August 21 to Sunday August 24, the beer and music festival will form part of the Festival of Friendship, which aims to celebrate the links between Ingolstadt and Kirkcaldy, a relationship that dates back 52 years.