The suggestion of installing a permanent big wheel on Kirkcaldy’s £9 million promenade has been dismissed by the Showmen’s Guild.
Town councillor Neil Crooks told The Courierhe would be keen to see a year-round element of the famous Links Market kept at the waterfront.
He said that having a permanent attraction in place would provide an important focal point for the prom, potentially drawing thousands of visitors every year.
But the Showmen’s Guild, which represents stall and ride owners at the Links Market and other funfairs, has said that it would not be keen to see any such development.
George Codona, the chairman of the guild’s Scottish branch, said: “I think it would be right to keep things as they area.
“There have been problems with residents in the past so I don’t think they would be keen to have something there for the whole year.
“I can’t see anyone going for it. The Links Market has been going on for 700 years and it is a special event.”
The new seawall project was officially opened on Sunday in what was hailed as a huge moment in the future development of Kirkcaldy.
Keen to capitalise on its regenerated attraction, community leaders have been suggesting ways they can bring people to the waterfront throughout the year.
As well as the possibility of a big wheel or other fairground rides, Mr Crooks is also keen to investigate the possibility of having an artist in residence in place.
The idea of fairground rides in situ permanently has excited former MSP Christine May, who was heavily involved in arranging the opening-day festivities.
She said: “Having a permanent attraction is something that would bring people to the promenade on a regular basis.
“There is the issue of winds but other coastal towns, such as Blackpool and Brighton, manage.”