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Ravenscraig Walled Community Garden
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15.09.13 (11.00-16.00)
Dysart Road, Dysart,  KY3 9DZ
In its second year of 'growth' the Walled Garden is buzzing with activity!  Sir Michael Nairn who gave the Garden and the park to the people of Kirkcaldy in 1928 would be delighted to see it used and enjoyed by so many. There will be a fruit-smoothie bicycle machine and face-painting. Garden produce for sale to help with maintenance and development. 
Plot holders will share their growing experience with you.
Parking is restricted – if possible please walk in.
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St Clair Church of Scotland (Dysart Kirk)
New This Year
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15.09.13 (12.00-17.00)
West Port, Dysart,  KY1 2TD
This handsome church designed by Campbell Douglas of Glasgow in 1874 with its varied religious history has a very impressive internal space with European influences. Rev Wilson is welcoming the public to view the church's twentieth century secret - a mural designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh uncovered in 2004, just over 100 years after it was first applied. You are invited to come and enjoy it and other features inspired by God and the people of Dysart.
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St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church
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15.09.13 (11.00-16.00)
Links Street, Kirkcaldy,  KY1 1SE
St Mark's Coptic Orthodox Church - Image 1

Scotland’s only Coptic Orthodox Church serves a congregation made up of more than eight nationalities from all over Scotland.  In converting Invertiel Parish Church in 1994 hand painted icons from Egypt were inserted in a beautiful golden iconstasis (icon wall) transforming the interior of the church.

The Church will be open all afternoon with special guided tours at 1.00 and 3.00.

(Wheelchair access from rear off Barnet Crescent)

 

Image (c) www.scran.ac.uk 

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St. Peter's Episcopal Church
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15.09.13 (14.00-17.00)
Townsend Place, Kirkcaldy,  KY1 1HB
St. Peter's Episcopal Church - Image 1

Charming modern church concecrated in 1976. Enjoy the 200 yr old story, the Episcopalian Church in Kirkcaldy and display of vestments. Ask the organist in residence to play your favourite hymn while enjoying the peaceful place. Ask the organist in residence to play your favourite hymn while enjoying the peaceful place.

There will be short talks about the church and its activities at 14.15 and 15.15. You will be able to enjoy an exhibition of the story of the church and a display of church vestments. There will be an organ recital including the opportunity to request a hymn performed by the organist.

Evensong at 16.00, a traditional act of worship from the 1929 Scottish Prayer Book. This service will last about 45 minutes.

The image above shows the old St Peter's Episcopal Church building, which was demolished in 1982.

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St. Serf's Caves, Dysart House
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15.09.13 (13.00-17.00)
Garden Gate off Shore Road, (Opposite St Serf's Tower), Dysart,  KY1 2TF

This chambered cave in the grounds of the Carmelite Monastery is said to have been the retreat of St Serf, or Servanus, as he removed himself from the busy religious world in the 6th century.  Here “he was victorious in his battle with the De’il” -  likened to Jesus’ 40-day sojourn in the desert, perhaps providing Dysart with its name.  With seats carved in its “rooms” and romantic stone entrances added, the place exudes ancient peaceful calm.


Building Date: 16th century
Sisters from the monastery will be on hand to answer questions. Note: Only the lower garden giving access to the caves will be open to the public.
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The Merchant's House, Law Close
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15.09.13 (11.00-16.00)
339-343 High Street, Kirkcaldy,  KY1 1JN
This 16th century merchant’s house is a building of exceptional interest. Enlarged in the 17th centuries and altered in the 18th and 19th centuries the building contains splendid wall and ceiling paintings of the late 16th century and fine panelling and plasterwork of the late 17th century – some covering and protecting earlier decoration. The building was restored by Fife Council and the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust.
Building Date: 16-19C
Exhibition room and garden open.
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Tolbooth and Town Hall
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15.09.13 (13.00-17.00)
Dysart Cross, Dysart,  KY1 2TF

16th century buildings which store artefacts and documents pertaining to local history. Stewards will available to interpret the building.


Building Date: 1576-1887

Artefacts and photos relating to Dysart can be seen in the Town Hall.

Exhibition on the second floor of the Tolbooth.

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Tullis Russell Environmental Education Centre (T.R.E.E)
New This Year
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15.09.13 (11.00-16.00)
Markinch, Glenrothes,  KY7 6PB

Never has there been a more crucial time in our planet’s history where understanding the impact we have on our natural environment is so vitally important. We need to change the way we live so that future generations can enjoy a healthy planet. T.R.E.E., designed by Richard Atkins, is an eco-building that not only inspires, but also provides, through interactive displays, a stimulating environment for learning and discussion. Come along to discover what difference you can make!

Vehicle access from the A92 Tullis Russell roundabout turn right before the barrier. Pedestrian access from Cadham Road

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Wemyss School of Needlework
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15.09.13 (14.00-16.00)
Main Street, (on A955), Coaltown of Wemyss,  KY1 4NX

Founded in 1877 in Wemyss Castle, the School of Needlework was moved to its present building in 1880. Now enjoying the benefits refurbishment the Wemyss family are pleased to let you see their continuing work. The School operates as a shop supplying needlework materials and designs but on display will be a selection of their superb collection of historic textiles and designs collected since the nineteenth century.


Building Date: 1898

On display are lovely examples of needlework from right across the last century and beyond.

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West Wemyss Guided Walk
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15.09.13 (13.00-17.00)
Meet at St Adrian's Church, Main Street, West Wemyss,  KY1 4SP
West Wemyss Guided Walk - Image 1

One of Fife's coastal pearls this village was restored under the Fife Historic Buildings Scheme. Many 18th and 19th century buildings were brought back into use, revitalising the village. Includes new memorial to 1941 bomb disaster when five men were killed.


Building Date: 18C-19C

Meet outside St Adrian's Church at the east end of the village.

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