The Christmas festivities kicked off in Fife this weekend with the help of Santa and his reindeer.
Hundreds gathered in Dunfermline for the official Christmas lights switch-on on Saturday afternoon, where the main man with the bag was accompanied by Knockhill supercars.
Santa’s sleigh was led through the town centre towards to the Glen Gates by Dunfermline Pipe band and a variety of community groups.
Fife-born football star Caroline Weird, a Scotland squad regular who plays for Manchester City, was on hand to carry out the honour of turning on the dazzling display of lights.
The crowds were kept entertained by local lad and 2015 winner of The Voice UK Stevie McCrorie while the Kingsgate Shopping Centre hosted a Christmas market.
Chris Foote, Events Manager with Dunfermline Delivers, said: “We’re really lucky that Caroline is travelling from Manchester to switch on the Christmas lights. A Saturday off during a busy football season is rare.
“She’s flying the flag for Dunfermline – representing Scotland at the World Cup in France as well as playing for one of the top teams in the English premier league.”
Councillor Helen Law, Chair of Dunfermline Area Committee added: “The Christmas light switch-on always attracts big crowds into the town centre and it’s brilliant to see families and the community coming out to enjoy events like the Christmas parade.”
Santa and his reindeer then took to the streets of Kirkcaldyon Sunday for the annual parade, which is celebrating its 30th year.
The sleigh was led by the Kirkcaldy and District Pipe Band, much to the delight of families attending the event.
Bill Harvey, manager at Kirkcaldy 4 All who help organise the event, said: “This is the second year we have worked with the Mercat at Christmas with our shared objectives of rejuvenating and helping the town centre and its local businesses.”
The town’s lantern parade and lights switch on will take place next Saturday.
The Kingdom Shopping Centre in Glenrothes also had a special guest for their Christmas light launch in the form of the much-loved children’s character The Gruffalo.