New tribute to launch in Glenrothes on Man in Black’s birthday

Back in October 1981, American singer Johnny Cash arrived in Fife for a concert at Falkland Palace with Andy Williams
Back in October 1981, American singer Johnny Cash arrived in Fife for a concert at Falkland Palace with Andy Williams

Volunteers behind the Go Glenrothes campaign are to use the birthday of the late Johnny Cash to launch a unique tribute in his memory.

The official launch of the initiative that wants to make the town a go-to destination by way of a range of events and attractions, takes place this Friday – the day that would have been the country rock singer’s 84th birthday.

Organisers will reveal details of their ‘portrait of Johnny’ art competition which involves school children from across Glenrothes,that will culminate in a live art competition in May.

A vacant Kingdom Centre shop unit will also be used as a backdrop in which to project huge images of the singer.

And the unique event has even attracted the approval of the singer’s daughter Roseanne Cash, who has publicly endorsed the initiative.

The launch starts at 11.30am this Friday (February 26) outside Rothes Halls.