Nostalgia: Adam Smith Halls ‘re-opens’ in 1999

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Crowds of cheering, flag-waving children dressed in Victorian costume took Kirkcaldy back to the 18th century for a day in 1999.

A grand event was held to mark the occasion when, 100 years to the very day, the Adam Smith Halls were opened in the town on October 11, 1899.

The building was opened by legendary Fife philanthropist and benefactor – not to mention one of the richest men in the world – Andrew Carnegie.

Playing Mr and Mrs Carnegie were P7 pupils form Dunnikier Primary – Mark Forrester and Clair Ward .

After telling of the story of the original opening onstage, the audience were invited to a cake and wine reception in the Beveridge Suite, as they had in 1899.