Town takes Old Kirk to its heart


messages of support and financial contributions have been flooding in to Kirkcaldy Old Kirk Trust since it was confirmed as the new owner of the historic building two weeks ago.

The response from the local community and wellwishers from overseas has been described by chairman Rosemary Potter as “overwhelming.”

She explained: “By the first weekend we had received sponsorship for 15 seats.

‘‘We are very grateful to all who have contributed so far and of course to John Sim, whose financial backing has made the entire project possible.”

A major part of the plans for the Old Kirk is a Heritage Centre, with part of it highlighting the contribution of Adam Smith to the town.

The Trust is involved in developing plans for setting up an Adam Smith Foundation in Kirkcaldy, with a permanent display in the Old Kirk where his parents were members and he was christened as a baby.

Added Mrs Potter: “While it may take some time to get this up and running, there will be opportunities in the near future for the public to take a look inside the building, hear some of the stories of famous Kirkcaldy folk and events and possibly climb the tower to see the view over the Forth from the top.”

On Sunday, September 4, Kirkcaldy Civic Society is marking Scottish Archaeological Month with a guided walk around Abbotshall and Kirkcaldy Old Kirk graveyards, ending with refreshments in the Old Kirk.

The following Sunday the Old Kirk will be participating in Doors Open Day.

Members of the Trust will be on hand on both these occasions to explain further about our plans for the building.