Culross Abbey restoration open day

Bill Walker MSP at Culross AbbeyCulross Abbey recently held a well-attended open day, following the completion of £310,000 of repair and replacement work to the roof and to other parts of this historic church.

Among the many events held throughout the day were an Abbey exhibition, afternoon tea in the cloister garden and a talk in the manse garden by the National Trust on the history of Culross.

Attending the open day, local MSP Bill Walker said: “It’s been a lovely day, with lots to do. I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to visit the top of the refurbished Bell Tower and see the spectacular views across the Forth, even if there were a hundred steps to climb!

“The exhibition in the north transept of the Abbey was very interesting, and I enjoyed discovering how little I actually knew about the history of my local church during the quiz.”

The Dunfermline MSP added: “I was delighted to raise a congratulatory motion in the Scottish Parliament following the completion of the Abbey repairs. The Abbey was founded in 1217, and I believe it will remain a place of worship and heritage for many years to come.”

The next Culross Abbey event will be a Summer Fête and Farmers’ Market on Sunday 30 June from 11am – 4pm, at Culross Green.  Fund-raising stalls will include jewellery and crafts, lotions and potions, plants, home-baking and face-painting.

Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker at the top of the Bell Tower, Culross Abbey. Longannet Power Station can be seen in background.

Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker at the top of the Bell Tower, Culross Abbey. Longannet Power Station can be seen in background.

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