Looking back - Adam Smith Halls early 1900s

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This photo shows Kirkcaldy’s Adam Smith Halls in the early 1900s.

It was first opened in 1889 as a memorial to the ground breaking economist Adam Smith.

Born in Kirkcaldy in 1723, he was the only child of Margaret Douglas and Adam Smith Snr.

Adam Smith died in Edinburgh in 1790 and is buried in the churchyard of Canongate, Edinburgh.

On June 10, 1889, Provost Beveridge proposed to erect a memorial to Adam Smith.

The memorial, he said, should take the form of a public hall with smaller halls connected, one of which would be a free library.

The two ideas were combined into the building and park that exist today.

With thanks to Mr Alex McGrow for suppling the photograph.