IT HAS been absent from the town for two decades, but the Mercat Fayre is set to return to Clackmannan next Saturday.

Members of the Clackmannan Development Trust, Clackmannan Community Council, Clackmannan Primary School and Clackmannan Parish Church have come together to put on the event, with a hope of bringing the community together.

The event also owes its revival to funding support from the Big Lottery.

There will be an array of attractions and entertainment on the day, which has a medieval theme to compliment the heritage of the fayre.

However, with extensive works taking place in the town, a road closure will be in place on the day.

A spokesperson said: "We appreciate that there is a lot happening in Main Street now, as the street improvement work has began earlier than originally anticipated, but we are working with the contractors and Clackmannanshire Council and have been assured that this won't affect the running of the event.

"In order for the Fayre to take place safely, a road closure for Main Street is in place from 7am to 6pm on Saturday, June 3. We kindly ask that all cars normally park on Main Street are located elsewhere during this time."

Organisers are also asking for around 12 volunteers to come forward and help to set up stalls from 7am to 10am on the day, and after 4pm to help clear up.

The event itself takes place between 12 noon and 4pm.