£15,000 funding boost for restoration of historic Kirkcaldy landmark

Plans to restore a historic landmark have taken another step forward.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 8:28 am

Councillors have agreed to give £15,000 from the Common Good Fund to to the work planned for the 15th century Old Kirk tower.

Trustees are now waiting on the result of other funding bids before hopefully starting work on the major project.

The B-listed church is the oldest building in continuous use in Kirkcaldy.

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Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy

Work on it was unanimously supported by councillors at this week’s meeting of Kirkcaldy area committee.

Councillor Ian Cameron, Kirkcaldy East, Labour said: “We are always talking about a sense of place.

“Adam Smith was christened there and there’s so much history wrapped up in the graveyard and the kirk.

“It makes perfect sense for us to be investing in this very ambitious restoration project.”

Support also came from Councillor Neil Crooks, committee convener.

He said: “It’s apt that 2023 will be the 300th anniversary of Adam Smith being baptised at the site that we are investing in it now."

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