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Fife buildings normally closed to public will welcome visitors for Doors Open Day

Dysart Tolbooth.
Dysart Tolbooth.

Buildings normally closed to the public will be welcoming people next month for this year’s Doors Open Day in Fife.

Churches, courts, libraries, schools, lighthouses and even a cave are among the places offering free admission.

They include the Isle of May lighthouses, the King James Library at St Andrews University, Pittenweem Priory Gatehouse, Dysart Tolbooth and Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

North Queensferry Light Tower, the Wemyss School of Needlework and Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline will also open.

Venues in east Fife will open on September 1, central Fife on September 8 and those in the west of the region the following weekend on September 15.

Labour councillor Altany Craik, convener of the economy, tourism, strategic planning and transportation committee, said: “Doors Open Day gives people a chance to learn more about the deep history and the modern culture of our own towns and villages here in Fife.

“This is also a great time to welcome tourists to Fife and to reap the rewards tourism brings to our economy.

“It’s great that so many volunteer groups, organisations and businesses take part, helping our residents and visitors see some interesting and unusual places for no price at all.”

Co-ordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust, Doors Open Day is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment.

Further information on the buildings across Fife due to open to the public is available online at

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