People are being encouraged to take part in a Doors Open Day with a difference this weekend as a number of venues go digital.
With Covid-19 restrictions making it difficult for many central Fife buildings to open safely, people can log on to www.doorsopendays.co.uk on Sunday to explore some of the region’s most interesting sites from the comfort of their own home.
Some venues, such as Kirkcaldy Old Kirk, will be open for physical tours between 10am and 3pm on Saturday and 12.30pm and 3pm on Sunday, with visitors asked to wear a face covering and follow social distancing and hygiene regulations as they view the “Stories From Stones” exhibition and climb the ancient 15th century belltower.
At 2pm on Saturday there will be a guided walk around Adam Smith’s Kirkcaldy, starting outside the Old Kirk tower, and at 2pm on Sunday there will be a guided tour of “Stories from Stones”.
Both groups are limited to five people at a time and should be booked in advance, while a virtual tour will be available from Saturday on www.kirkcaldyoldkirktrust.org.uk.
All the activities are free but donations towards the upkeep of the Kirk and the current Tower Restoration Project are welcome.
Venues participating in Doors Open Day in central Fife are Kirkcaldy Old Kirk and Graveyard, Burntisland Heritage Trust, Earthship Fife, Kinghorn, St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church, Kirkcaldy, Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society, St Drostan’s in Markinch and Silverburn Flax Mill, Leven.