Have your say on future of historic Old Kirk

the trust set up to preserve Kirkcaldy’s Old Kirk for future generations is inviting members of the public to have their say on how it should be used.

Kirkcaldy Old Kirk Trust is in the process of formulating a business plan detailing how the historic building could be maintained in the town, and it is asking any local groups or individuals interested in using the building to contact it with their ideas.

Rosemary Potter, chairman of the Trust, said: “We are progressing with the business plan with the help of a business consultant and the continuing support of Gordon Brown, Marilyn Livingstone and Fife Council.

“Retired local GP Dr. Ron Sharp has accepted the position of honorary president, and signatures to the petition supporting the aims of the Trust to acquire the building and preserve its heritage for community use are nearing 1000.

“We are grateful to all those whose advice and assistance has brought us to this point, and thank all those who have signed the petition to date.

‘‘We look forward to an exciting new phase now, as we put together firm proposals for the community use of the building and establish costings that will provide a sound footing for future maintenance of the Old Kirk.

“We are inviting local people to get involved with us in this process. If you belong to a community group which would like to use the Old Kirk in the future or if you have ideas about how the building might best serve community needs, get in touch with us at: okheritage@blueyonder.co.uk.

‘‘We will carefully consider the viability of all suggestions.”