GREY skies couldn't stop the fun in Cardenden as the village's annual fair got underway on Sunday.

Janet Ann Archdale, secretary of the organising committee, said there was uncertainty as the day opened with a "sudden heavy shower" but that "remarkably dry and warm" conditions helped towards the event's success.

The theme this year was Disabilities and Support Services with demonstrations from Oliver's Army Assistance and Therapy Dogs, a charity based in Crosshill, and a petting zoo organised by ReptiZoo Encounters.

The fair was opened by Councillor Linda Erskine with a small speech and pigeon release while MSP Annabelle Ewing also attended.

There was entertainment from The Karate Club as well as the Kirkcaldy and District Pipe Band accompanied by Danielle Law School of Dance and Music highland dancers.

Included in the group was three-year-old Kasey who made her debut performance impressing the crowds.

The children's races organised by John Gilfillan were also popular with each participant winning a medal.

Janet Ann said: "It was really lovely to look around the park as the day progressed seeing how much fun the children were having!

"Lots of wonderful face painting from Deansie’s Designs and amazing airbrush tattoos by John!

"New to us this year and very popular were ReptiZoo Encounters with their Exotic Experience and Petting Zoo."

ReptiZoo is a not for profit organisation which provides educational and therapeutic services. This was sponsored by William Burns as his kind retirement gift to the fair.

Melville Equestrian also attended for the first year, providing ponies for children to meet, including a little unicorn pony. The ponies were sponsored by a donation from Ore Valley Housing.

There was also a hamper raffle prize from Tesco which helped to raise £90 towards next year's event.

Janet Ann added: "We are getting wonderful feedback from all our stallholders wishing to come again next year and the community and I think I can safely say we all enjoyed our day.

"So very lucky to have such a supportive community, especially with the weather being so uncertain to turn out in their numbers.

"We’d like to thank the Scouts once again for setting up, providing hospitality to the entertainers and for clearing at the end, we could not manage without them.

"We look forward to next year again!"