Carving a better outlook in Kirkcaldy’s Rabbit Braes

Gordon Brown unveils a sculpture at Rabbit Braes in Kirkcaldy
Gordon Brown unveils a sculpture at Rabbit Braes in Kirkcaldy

Bears, wolves and badgers have been spotted in Kirkcaldy’s Rabbit Braes.

Gordon Brown MP unveiled sculptures and totem poles designed by local schoolchildren as part of a project by the Rabbit Braes Development Group, which receieved £5000 from Kirkcaldy Kanes to improve the look of the area in Templehall.

A mini gala last summer showed the community the skilled work of chainsaw woodcarver, Peter Bowsher, and P3, 4 and 5 pupils from local schools were invited to design woodland animals they would most like to see in Rabbit Braes, while P6 and 7 pupils designed totem poles.

After judging, the designs were sent to the sculptor who reproduced them, and the winners were invited to the launch at the Rabbit Braes on Saturday where they were presented with certificates and prizes by Mr Brown, supported by MSP Claire Baker and local councillors, Judy Hamilton and Kenny Selbie.

Lorraine Wilkinson, chairman of the Rabbit Braes Development Group thanked everyone who had helped or participated in the project.

“This really captured the imaginations of the children and other groups in the local area and the local community has given us great support.

“We couldn’t have done all of this without them, the sculptor, the funding and all the other help we have had, including Matthew Brothers who helped us erect them in the right place,” she said.

The next event will be a joint mini gala with the Linton Lane Centre on June 7.

For more details on how to take part, contact Lorraine on 07742720561 or on email: