Prepare to be spooked in Kinghorn!

One of the creepy characters in the Lifeboat Spooky Walks

One of the creepy characters in the Lifeboat Spooky Walks

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Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat volunteers are busy preparing for their annual Spooky Walks at Hallowe’en fundraiser – the tenth year of the popular event.

The volunteer crew began running the event in 2004 and over the past decade have taken over 3000 people on a tour of Kinghorn’s dark past.

This year’s event will feature 10 new stories and scares to mark the special anniversary, and over 60 supporters have signed up to help.

The lifeboat crew aims to match the grand total of £2700 raised during last year’s walks, and to take over 400 people on a tour of Kinghorn’s past over the three-night run.

Keith Hay, lifeboat helmsman, said: “This is one of the highlights of the fundraising calendar at Kinghorn, and this year is extra special as we celebrate our tenth year of running the Spooky Walks.

“Fundraising is vital to the RNLI with running costs and equipment funded entirely by events and donations.

“We have 10 brand new stories for this year’s walks, and our volunteers are putting in a tremendous effort to make sure the event is as scary and exciting as possible!

“There will also be activities in the boathouse including dooking for apples and face-painting, and any children who come along in fancy dress will be rewarded with free sweets. After the walk you can relax in the Morgue Café where refreshments will be served.”

Tickets are £5 for adults and £3.50 children. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

The lifeboat’s fundraising committee is also planning the final fundraiser of the year – a Christmas Shopping Event at the Kingswood Hotel on Friday November 7 at 6.30 p.m. Tickets are £10 and are available from the Dragon’s Den, Kinghorn Community Centre, Kingswood Hotel and Potter About in Burntisland. There will be around 25 stalls selling a variety of gifts which are perfect for Christmas presents.

the walks:

The Spooky Walks will take place on Thursday, October 30, Friday 31 and Saturday, November 1, starting at 7.00 p.m. with tours leaving every 20 minutes from Kinghorn Lifeboat Station.

Tours can be booked online at www.bookings.kinghorn.org.uk or by phoning the boathouse on (01592) 890663 between 6.30pm and 8.30pm only from Oct 27-29.