Galleries prove to be a great hit

Galleries assistants Fiona Johnston and Shirley Ballingall in the new Local & Family History room
Galleries assistants Fiona Johnston and Shirley Ballingall in the new Local & Family History room
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The newly refurbished Kirkcaldy Galleries has proved to be a very popular visitor attraction since opening

earlier this summer.

Lots of events and activities have taken place at the town museum, library and art gallery since it was launched three months ago on June 8.

These include: the People’s Pick art exhibition, which finishes this Sunday; the Art Lab, the Summer Reading Challenge, visiting authors and a new inter-active heritage exhibition.

Dorothy Browse, Fife Cultural Trust service manager for libraries and museums, said: “The building’s £2.5million renovation has been very successful and it’s wonderful to hear positive comments about how the new layout connects the art gallery, museum and the library.”

Staff have been welcoming back regular users as well as meeting a large number of new people. In the first week alone, over 7500 people visited.

The VisitScotland information centre, now based within the facility, has also seen a welcome increase in footfall since moving from the High Street to Kirkcaldy Galleries.

Research carried out during the first month of opening shows that 98 per cent of visitors were very satisfied or satisfied with their experience. Visitors strongly considered the refurbishment to be of a very high quality, in keeping with the historic character of the building.

Dorothy added: “We’re delighted with all the favourable customer feedback and we’re taking on board specific suggestions for further improvements. We’re sure that Kirkcaldy Galleries will continue be an excellent visitor attraction for the town.”