Kirkcaldy promenade opening goes with a bang

Kirkcaldy’s new-look promenade opened with a bang at the weekend after 18 months and a £9million face lift.

Hundreds of people gathered on the sea front and braved the cold weather to welcome the opening of one of the town’s famous landmarks.

The stone marking the building of the original sea wall

The stone marking the building of the original sea wall

The hugely successful event kicked off at 2.00 p.m with the Army Reserves firing off one of their guns out over the water followed by Kirkcaldy District Pipe Band and the New Generation Twirlers leading the procession from the Basin car park to the east end of the harbour.

Other events included the Wild Sea Swimmers who bravely swam the length of the promenade and members of the Kinghorn Coastal Rowing Group were also out in the water and the Glenrothes Triathlon team ran along the beach.

The event received huge community support with many locals sharing their memories and photos over the past few weeks in the Fife Free Press and also coming along and lending a hand on the day.

There will be a full picture report in this week’s Fife Free Press on Thursday.