Travel restrictions have now been lifted, meaning that those living in Fife can now leave their council area for non-essential purposes for the first time since Christmas.
Museums, galleries and many other attractions will then reopen on Monday, April 26, so we thought we’d look at some of the quirky, interesting and unusual things you can do and see, all within an hour’s drive of the centre of Kirkcaldy.
1. Enjoy watching the clowns of the sea on the May Isle
The Isle of May, off the Fife coast, is one of the best places in Britain to see adorable puffins. Book a trip from Anstruther on the May Princess, which sails from April to September, and enjoy spending time on the island in the company of up to 90,000 puffins, along with thousands of guillemots, razerbills and shags. The best time to see puffins is from April to mid-August.
2. Try your hand at clay pigeon shooting in Leuchars
The Scottish Clay Shooting Centre, in Leuchars, is one of the best places in Scotland to try the sport, whether you are a complete beginner or experience marksman.
3. Walk the Forth bridges
While the Queensferry Crossing is closed to pedestrians it is still possible to walk over the Forth Road Bridge and enjoy views of the new bridge on one side and the iconic Forth Bridge, voted Scotland's greatest man-made wonder, on the other.
4. Immerse yourself in art at Jupiter Artland
Located around 40 minutes from Kirkcaldy, in the grounds of Bonnington House, Jupiter Artland is a sculpture park and art gallery set in 120 acres of meadow and woodland. Artists featured include Andy Goldsworthy, Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley, Anya Gallaccio, Cornelia Parker and Ian Hamilton Finlay.
Photo: Lisa Ferguson