SPRING is on its way at last and Kirkcaldy Old Kirk Trust is getting ready to welcome it with a burst of song from on high!
The tradition, which was brought to the Old Kirk by a former church choirmaster at the beginning of the 20th century, will be re-enacted again this year, with the early bird choristers from in and around the town climbing to the top of the 15th century tower at 6.00 a.m. on May 1 to sing Easter songs to the sea and land to welcome the Spring.
So if you have a head for heights and enjoy singing, there’s an open invitation to go along and serenade the sleepy town and the surprised seagulls – or you can watch and sing from the foot of the tower if you prefer.
Your reward for getting up at the crack of dawn will include fine views over the Firth of Forth and out to sea as well as over the town, followed by a hearty breakfast afterwards with your fellow singers.
This is your chance to be part of Kirkcaldy’s heritage and climb the steps of the tower which has stood sentinel over Kirkcaldy’s High Street for 600 years. The Old Kirk is the oldest church in Kirkcaldy and has brought the Easter message of love and hope to the townsfolk for almost a thousand years.