Doors Open Day unlocks the secrets of Fife

At Burntisland Primary are Theresa Hughes, Doors Open Days coordinator; Derek Hunter, school janitor; Julie Anderson, head teacher and Councillor George Kay.
At Burntisland Primary are Theresa Hughes, Doors Open Days coordinator; Derek Hunter, school janitor; Julie Anderson, head teacher and Councillor George Kay.

Twenty five venues from across central Fife will open to the public as part of Doors Open Days on Sunday, September 13.

The day is a Scotland-wide opportunity to see some of the places that are usually closed to public view and promises a peak behind the doors of unusual and interesting places.

Auchtertool Kirk

Auchtertool Kirk

Various venues across the Kingdom will be accessible to people for the first time.

Amongst them will be Carr’s Flour Mill, where visitors can see Kirkcaldy’s contribution to some world famous Scottish brands and Burntisland Primary School - built last year.

Julie Anderson, head teacher, will be showing off the school. She said: “This school absolutely buzzes with enthusiasm and we are delighted to make Doors Open Day part of the school’s first birthday celebrations.

“The building is an exciting and inclusive environment which the children, their families and the community love.

Merchant's House

Merchant's House

“I am really looking forward to showing visitors the education side of things and the way the building works to service all our needs. It’s great!”

Repair work on Kirkcaldy Old Kirk tower parapet has also finished in time for Doors Open Day - bringing Sunday’s visitors back to the dizzy heights of the belltower with its spectacular views over the town and out to sea. The Old Kirk will be open from 1pm to 4pm and access to the tower is by guided tour only.

Little Raith Wind Farm, is also welcoming visitors and giving them the chance to see inside the workings of a wind farm and ask any questions on wind energy.

Open for visitors on Sunday, September 13 are: Auchtertool Kirk, Burntisland Heritage Trust Exhibition and Burgh Chambers, Burntisland Parish Church, Burntisland Primary School, Carr’s Flour Mill.

Carr's flour mill

Carr's flour mill

Church Discoveries, Cotter House Art Studio, Dysart St Clair Church’ Dysart Town Hall and Tolbooth’, Kingdom of Fife Railway Preservation Society, Kirkcaldy Art club, Kirkcaldy Fire Station, Kirkcaldy Old Kirk and Graveyard.

Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court, Kirkcaldy Town House, Little Parish Wind Farm, Ravenscraig Walled Garden, St Bryce Kirk, St Finnian’s Scottish Episcopal Church, St Marie’s Church Kirkcaldy, St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church, The Ecology Centre, The Merchant’s House, Wemyss Ancient Caves Environmental Centre, Wemyss School of Needlework.