North east Fife buildings set to open their doors

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An old wash-house, a doocot and a courtroom are among the north east Fife buildings set to open their doors next Sunday, September 8.

They’re all taking part in this year’s Doors Open Days event, which gives the public an opportunity to glimpse inside some of Fife’s most iconic and historic venues free of charge.

Many of the buildings will be participating for the first time, including the quirky Yellow Castle in Newport, which is currently being restored; Sandord House at St Fort, hailed as one of the finest examples of the Arts and Crafts movement; the 400-year-old Auld Kirk in Tayport and the Abdie Curling Hut at Lindores, with its historic display of sporting artefacts.

Other venues opening their doors include the 12th century St Athernase Church in Leuchars; Parliament Hall and King James Library in St Andrews; Priory Doocot in Crail; Cupar Heritage Centre; the Auld Washie in Collessie; Monimail Tower and Cupar’s County Buildings and Sheriff Court.

There’ll be guided walks on the day too, with walks in Tayport, Crail, Ceres, Cupar and Collessie promising to evoke the rich history of the area.

Art lovers will be able to see the famous Wilkie Collection in Pitlessie and the Station House Studios in Ladybank, while storyteller Sylvia Troon will be on hand at Balmerino Abbey to bring its ancient heritage to life.

For full details of all this year’s events, visit www.doorsopendays.org.uk