Looking back: Rose Garden at Beveridge Park

The Rose Garden at Beveridge Park in the mid-60s

The Rose Garden at Beveridge Park in the mid-60s

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Here is a lovely image from our archives.

This picture of the Rose Garden looking particularly stunning dates from the mid 1960s.

The park itself was opened on September 24, 1892 by the widow of Provost Michael Beveridge, who had bequeathed 104 acres of the Raith Estate to the town before his death in 1890.

The Fife Free Press reported: “The magnificent new park was formally thrown open to the public amid much ceremonial and considerable public rejoicing.

“Mrs Beveridge said - ‘In your name, Provost, and in the name of the Magistrates and Councillors of Kirkcaldy, I have the great pleasure in declaring the Beveridge Park to be opened’. (Enthusiastic cheering, in which the assembled thousands joined)”.