Detail from The Bridge of Life, (full picture below) the faces painted were of Burntisland residents at the time!
The Burntisland Heritage Trust has been trying to conserve and restore some of the common good assets of Burntisland for some time.
A priority has been three notable oil paintings which hang in the Burgh Chambers. It was decided in 2008 that the full cost couldn’t be taken from the Common Good Fund. (Ironic since the subsequent appropriation for the Links electrical work.)
The cost of restoring the three paintings is provisional estimated at £14,125, Burntisland Heritage Trust have now raised £5,000 and the Kirkcaldy Area Committee recently agreed that the rest could come from the CGF.
‘The Magistrates’ Seat’ by Burntisland artist Andrew Young (1854-1925)
‘Burnt Island, Fifeshire’ by S Humble (1834)
‘The Bridge of Life’ by Andrew Young (1854-1925)
Photo credit: Fife Council