2022 in Fife: These major events are coming to the Kingdom this year

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The pandemic has made forward planning extremely difficult for many organizations, and current restrictions leave a question mark over when the New Year begins.

But are we surely seeing the return of some annual events, suspended since March 2020, and the launch of some big news too?

In Fife, nothing will match The Open’s scale.

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Jack Vettriano in Kirkcaldy to promote his early childhood exhibit (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)

Fittingly, the 150th anniversary of the championship returns to the birthplace of golf in St Andrews from July 10-17.

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This will mean a much needed boost to the local economy which will extend far beyond St Andrews.

Another major event keen to return is the Link Market.

The world’s best golfers are coming to St Andrews this summer (Photo: Michael Gillen)

Europe’s longest-running street fair is set to take place in Kirkcaldy from April 13-18 after missing an appearance in 2020 and 2021.

Last summer, he managed a short summer run on the links in Burntisland, introducing some COVID measures to ensure operators and visitors all stay safe.

Kirkaldy’s Esplanade will also host a music festival for the first time with the launch of Breakout from May 17-19.

The event is designed as a fundraiser for the NHS and the lineup is a who’s who of Scottish bands and musicians including headliners Wet Wet Wet, Midge Ure, The Skids, Red Hot Chili Pipers, Big Country , Goodbye Mr McKenzie and Hue And cry.

The organizers have the capacity to attract 30,000 people over the three days, the event having two stages as well as some of the shows at the Links Market.

The twice postponed and much anticipated Jack Vettriano Early Years exhibit will be held at the Kirkcaldy Galleries from June 17 to October 23.

The organizers of the Highland Games are keeping everything crossed for a return to full summer programming, while our venues should also unveil new programming as soon as they can.

And 2022 has another big event in the works: it’s an election year.

The Fifers will go to the polls on Thursday May 5 to choose their next advisers.

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