Chance to visit places strange and unusual

Kirkcaldy fire station
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Doors Open on Sunday

Doors are once again being thrown wide as Doors Open Day returns to Central Fife on Sunday.

The event allows free admission to strange, unusual and interesting places, often closed to the public for the rest of the year, and there are a number in the Kirkcaldy and district area.

Councillor Altany Craik, chairman of Glenrothes area committee, said: “I am delighted that Fife Council is once again promoting this fantastic event and is a great opportunity for people to visit some of the area’s historic, quirky and unusual sites they would not normally have access to.

“Central Fife is presenting a large number of new venues this year, so there is something for everyone.”

This year, there are number of churches taking part, such as St Clair Church of Scotland (Dysart Kirk) with its beautiful stained glass windows, the charming modern church at St Peter’s Episcopal in Kirkcaldy, and Scotland’s only Coptic Orthodox Church in Links Street, each of them showing their particular treasures and telling their ancient stories.

Another building taking part is Law’s Close, 341 High Street, Kirkcaldy, otherwise known as the Merchant’s House, which will be open from 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

This unique building is one of the best preserved 16th century houses in any Scottish burgh.

Frew Conservation, who are based at Law’s Close, will also be providing free advice to owners of older properties and demonstrating traditional building skills.

Among the other open attractions will be St Serf’s Caves at the Carmelite Monastery, Kirkcaldy Art Club in Hot Pot Wynd and the walled garden in Ravenscraig Park.

The Doors Open Day Children’s Passport will be available for children under 16 to pick up at venues, or download from Fife Direct.

Ask for the special question at any four different venues across Fife and send the completed passport in for a prize draw.

Brochures are available at various outlets throughout Fife, including libraries, council offices, community centres and Tourist Information Centres.

Full details can also be found at www.fifedirect.org.uk/doorsopendays and www.doorsopendays.org.uk.

Doors Open in Kirkcaldy and District:

Dysart

Town Hall & Tolbooth

Dysart Kirk

St Serf’s Caves

Kirkcaldy

Kirkcaldy Art Club

Walled Garden, Ravenscraig Park

The Merchant’s House

Fire Station

The Crematorium

Old Kirk & Graveyard

St Peter’s Episcopal Church

Adam Smith Theatre

Sheriff Court

Fife Museum & Art Bus

Coptic Church

Kinghorn

Earthship Ecology Centre

Lifeboat Station

Burntisland

Parish Church

Heritage Centre & Burgh Chambers

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Auchtertool Kirk