Bringing out the big guns for Kirkcaldy Prom opening

Kirkcaldy and District Pipe Band
Kirkcaldy and District Pipe Band

Organisers of Promenade the Promenade – the event to welcome back Kirkcaldy’s prom after its £9m refurbishment – are hoping the event goes with a bang.

The Territorial Army has offered to help by bringing along one of its light guns to mark the start of the event.

The firing of the gun, from a central point on the Esplanade, would set dozens of walkers, runners, cyclists, dancers, swimmers and rowers off.

And they will be accompanied on their travels by members of Kirkcaldy and District Pipe Band, who have also offered to lend their support to the welcoming committee, which is growing by the 

Representatives from some of the groups taking part met last week in the Kirkcaldy4All office, with former MSP Christine May and her friend Ann Wood, who came up 
with the idea of holding an event to welcome back the Prom.

At the meeting a tentative date of Sunday, December 14 was earmarked for the event, subject to the remaining works, which began in July last year, being finished by then.

The event is being supported by Kirkcaldy4All, OnatFife, Fife Coast and Countryside Trust and Fife Council.

Christine said: “It was great to see such enthusiasm and hear all the great ideas.

“I think the most difficult part will be curbing our enthusiasm and keeping the event manageable!”