Kirkcaldy Prom Walk appeal for marshals as event links with official launch

Kirkcaldy Prom renovations are almost complete
Kirkcaldy Prom renovations are almost complete

The Kirkcaldy Prom Walk, which will take place on December 14 to welcome back the newly refurbished promenade is looking for volunteer marshals to help out at the event.

They will be required to help advise and direct participants at the event for just a few hours in the afternoon.

And organisers have been delighted to discover that Fife Council is to add its official ceremonial activities to the fun event being organised by a group of local volunteers.

Council staff are currently arranging an official ceremony which will take place at 1.30 p.m., just before the walk kicks off from the Basin car park end of the prom at 2.00 p.m.

The Army Reserves gun will fire from the car park to start the walkers off, accompanied by the Kirkcaldy and District Pipe Band and a local group of majorettes.

Participants can choose to venture along to the harbour, turn round and walk back, completing two healthy miles, or opt just to go the one length, cross over and walk back along the High St for some Christmas shopping and refreshment.

There will be opportunities to stop along the way and look out to sea to watch the intrepid sea swimmers braving the waves along the Prom (with rumours that a local politician may participate), see the Coastal Rowers take their boat along the route, and have the entire event captured on film.

Those who prefer to only walk a short distance can do any part of the walk and stop to listen to the pipe band, watch the majorettes, or leave the Prom by any of the exit points along the route.

Christine May, one of the organisers said: “We would encourage people to visit the newly restored Adam Smith Close behind the Co-op Funeral Parlour. This beautifully restored walkway follows the boundary of Adam Smith’s birthplace, shortly to be home to the exhibition celebrating the life of the world-renowned economic philosopher. Walk its length, feel the history, come out into the Christmas lights of the High Street, and bring a little economic benefit to the town.”

Anyone who could help marshal the event should call Christine on (01592) 261471.

Programme of events

1.30 pm Fife Council official launch event in the centre of the Esplanade

2.00 pm Army Reserves fire the starting gun at the Basin car park to mark the start of the walk

2.05 pm Pipe band and Twirlers lead the swimmers, rowers and walkers on the Prom Walk from the Basin end of the refurbished prom towards the Harbour.