It has overlooked the busy High Street from its vantage point on the little hill above the once-bustling harbour for decades and many Langtonians at home and in far-flung places have ancestors in its historic graveyard. It has overlooked the busy High Street from its vantage point on the little hill above the once-bustling harbour for decades and many Langtonians at home and in far-flung places have ancestors in its historic graveyard.
Those who eagerly climb the 100 steps to look out over the parapet to Edinburgh and down the Forth estuary to sea, are treading in the footsteps of historic figures like Rev. George Gillespie, 400-year old author of the Westminster Confession of Faith, and Adam Smith, baptised in the Old Kirk and living within sight of the tower to write his famous “wealth of Nations”.
Now its leaky roof and windows need some tender loving care, and the small volunteer group who formed the charity, Kirkcaldy Old Kirk Trust, and purchased the Kirk 7 years ago to maintain it for the community, are planning to give it just that.
For that we need your help!
For the complete restoration we need to raise £500,000 and will be approaching major funders to achieve this.
Within our reach if we can raise £15,000 are three projects that will enable us to make a real difference:
- repair the renovate the lower windows at a cost of £7,300
- repair the ancient tower clock mechanism with specialist repairs of £6,292.
- Refurbish the 3 main doors for £1,500.
If we can get these three projects underway it will make a real difference to Kirkcaldy Old Kirk’s iconic 15th century tower.
We’ve listed some suggested donations but if the exact amount you wish to donate is not listed on this page then please visit the Donate to a park page, choose Park Fund and then type a message starting with "Old Kirk Graveyard" in the Why did you want to support this park/city fund? field. You can also Gift Aid donations through the Donate to a park form.
You can now donate to the Kirkcaldy Old Kirk Graveyard project by TEXT. Just text the project code (KOKG51) plus an amount to 70070 – for example:"KOKG51 £5' to donate £5.
You can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. If you wish to Gift Aid your donation please REPLY to the Gift Aid text.
Gift Aid Declaration
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MyParkScotland provides a safe and easy way to make a donation to support this great project.
To make a donation, click on ‘Support Now’ and select your choice of Gift Level. If you are a UK tax payer, selecting a Level which includes Gift Aid means that we can top up your donation at no extra cost to you. Adding Gift Aid typically means that your online donation of, for example, £10 becomes a park investment of £11.53 (after paying platform and management fees). You need to provide your address to enable us to claim Gift Aid.
Gift Aid is a Government scheme which allows charities to increase the value of donations made to them. Gift Aid makes a huge difference to small charities and local organisations, but if they aren’t registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and HMRC, they can’t claim Gift Aid (and many that could claim Gift Aid don’t because they find the process too complicated). At MyParkScotland, we take care of the claim process on eligible donations, so that the Friends and community groups can concentrate on the great work they do in our parks.
We use PayPal to manage online donations and they charge a small platform fee for handling donations. We work hard to keep our fees as low as possible to make sure that as much of each donation as possible is invested in our parks. For donations without Gift Aid, at least 92% of your donation is invested in parks. MyParkScotland is a not-for-profit registered Scottish charity (No. SC045424) and any fees taken go towards covering essential operating costs.
You can find out more information about Gift Aid and MyParkScotland fees in the main Small Print section.