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High Street
Title: High Street
Description: Kirkcaldy High Street is one of the longest shopping streets in Scotland and follows the line of the coast above the Esplanade. This page shows a selection of views from the north end, near the harbour at Port Brae, to the southern end where it joins Links Street.
Date: April 2007
High Street - ABC Cinema
Title: High Street - ABC Cinema
Description: Despite over the years having many cinemas throughout the town, most had closed by the 1990s with the last to close being the ABC on the High Street. Currently films are only shown at the Adam Smith Theatre. This building was originally opened in 1904 as the King's Theatre.
Date: January 2013
High Street - Indoor Market
Title: High Street - Indoor Market
Description: Originally a large Woolworths store, the Kirkcaldy Indoor Market contains a wide range of local traders.
Date: January 2013
High Street - Swan Memorial
Title: High Street - Swan Memorial
Description: This is the original Swan Memorial building on the corner of Kirk Wynd which was opened as a YMCA in 1896. Patrick Don Swan, who died in 1889, was a Provost of Kirkcaldy and a a friend of Thomas Carlyle. Note the refurbished building on the left which was originally destroyed by fire in 1987.
Date: January 2013
High Street - Adam Smith House
Title: High Street - Adam Smith House
Description: This building, from 1834, is on the site of Adam Smith's House.
Date: February 2013
High Street
Title: High Street
Description: Entering the central pedestrianised area with McDonald's at the foot of Kirk Wynd which opened in 1985. Amazingly McDonald's closed this centrally located outlet in 2011 to concentrate on their restaurant at the retail park on the edge of town.
Date: April 2007
High Street
Title: High Street
Description: The centre of the High Street contains all the big-name stores such as Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, WH Smith etc.
Date: April 2007
High Street
Title: High Street
Description: The central High Street viewed from the south.
Date: April 2007
High Street
Title: High Street
Description: Entrance to the Mercat covered shopping centre with its large range of stores such as Woolworths, HMV, Boots etc.
Date: April 2007
High Street
Title: High Street
Description: Burtons shop on the corner of the High Street and Whytescauseway. The Plaza Ballroom originally occupied the upper floor with the building itself opening in 1933.
Date: February 2013
High Street
Title: High Street
Description: The end of the pedestrianised part of the street is marked by this civic statue where the High Street meets Whytescauseway.
Date: April 2007
High Street
Title: High Street
Description: A closer view of the art work.
Date: April 2007
High Street - Olympia Arcade
Title: High Street - Olympia Arcade
Description: The Olympia Arcade was the first covered shopping leading from the High Street. Once busy and hosting the Army and Navy Stores, the arcade has seen better days although development plans have come and gone since 2007. An old church hall sits above some of the shops.
Date: October 2012
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