Restored with love & now an award winner

Gordon Brown unveils the plaque

Gordon Brown unveils the plaque

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KIRKCALDY MP Gordon Brown has unveiled a plaque commemorating the Fife Historic Buildings Trust winning a prestigious award.

The Trust was presented with the National Railway Heritage Award for its restoration and conversion of the Burntisland old station platform building and Mr Brown, patron of the trust, was at the station to join in the celebrations.

He said: “I am delighted to be here to celebrate this award, having been so closely involved with the project.

“I’d like to thank all those who were involved in the restoration, and particularly those who helped fund it.”

In 2011, the trust restored and converted the old station house building into business units and also provided a new access ramp to the station.

The work on the £850,000 project was finally completed in February 2012 and the building is now home to a community of seven artists, designers and craft workers.

Christine May, chairman of Fife Historic Buildings Trust, said: “We are delighted that the work has received national recognition.”