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! Read more of this post

S4M-06391: Congratulations to Culross Abbey

That the Parliament congratulates Culross Abbey in west Fife on the completion of substantial repair and replacement work to the roof and other fabric of this historic building;  understands that the required £310,000 was raised from a number of sources including the Heritage Lottery, Historic Scotland, the  Baird Trust, Fife Common Good Fund, the Church of Scotland, the Scottish Churches Architectural Heritage Trust,  Fife Environment Trust and the abbey’s own funds; recognises all the hard work carried out by the Property Convener, Mr John Laird, and his colleagues in getting the restoration completed, especially considering all the recent poor weather; believes that this ancient Scottish abbey will be a place of worship, safety and heritage for many years to come, and wishes the parish and local community well for the official open day on 26 May 2013 from 2 to 5pm, when it understands a wide programme of welcome, tours, fun and celebration will be held at Culross Abbey.

Supported by: Angus MacDonald, Bill Kidd, Kenneth Gibson, Richard Lyle, Nigel Don, Murdo Fraser, Kevin Stewart, Mike MacKenzie, Sandra White, Colin Beattie, Colin Keir, David Torrance, Maureen Watt

Date Lodged: 29/04/2013

Culross Abbey Backdrop for Handel’s Messiah

A former Cistercian Abbey in Fife, founded in 1271, will be the atmospheric setting for a Palm Sunday performance of Handel’s Messiah, by Glasgow Chamber Choir and Orchestra. Read more of this post