Limekilns Heritage Trust SCIO
Who we are
Limekilns Pier is falling into the sea. The ravages of sea and weather are taking their toll on this historic listed structure, built sometime prior to the middle of the 18th century for the export of locally mined coal. The harbour itself served from the 14th century as the port for Dunfermline town, having been gifted to Dunfermline Abbey by King David II in 1362.
A group of concerned local residents came together early in 2016 determined to save the pier for the community. That group has transformed into Limekilns Heritage Trust, an incorporated charitable organisation registered in Scotland. The principal aims of the Trust are to preserve historic sites within the local communities of Limekilns, Charlestown and Pattiesmuir and to educate local children and the general public about the attaching history. The first goal is to secure the structure of the pier, the centre of many events in village life over the years, and prevent its loss as a community asset.
The Trust is in the process of obtaining a 30-year lease of the pier and intends to have professional engineering assessments carried out thereafter with a view to rebuilding the damaged sections. It is envisaged that the total cost will be well into six figures, towards which every pound raised will be very gratefully received.