Kirkcaldy was owned by the Crown until 1075 when it was given to the Church and became a Burgh under the Abbot of Dunfermline.
The year 1451 saw the Burgh handed over to Kirkcaldy merchants and tradesmen along with all the trading rights.
King Charles I created the town a Royal Burgh in 1644.
The Coat of Arms shows an Abbey (likely to be Dunfermline) with the motto "Vigilando Munio".
St. Bryce (or St. Brisse) the Patron Saint of Kirkcaldy is occasionally shown at the door of the Abbey.
St. Bryce came from Tours in France. A fleur-de-lys is depicted, held in the right hand. A crescent moon and star is sometimes in the design. These are said to have come from a much earlier Coat of Arms.
The motto has been depicted in many ways and we are always on the lookout for new renditions.