A deputation from the committee of KCS arrived at the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 21st February 2007 to lodge a petition of nearly 3,500 names in an attempt to prevent the sale of a section of Ravenscraig Park by Fife Council. The park was gifted to the people of Kirkcaldy by Sir Michael Nairn in 1929.

The photograph shows the petition being handed over to

Michael McMahon, MSP, Convener of the Public Petitions

committee, on the left of the photograph.   

The deputation consisted of...

Front row, left to right:

Mrs Ann Watters (Chair of KCS),

Mrs Hazel Weierter and Mrs Mary Hall

Back row, left to right:

Mr Don Swanson, Mr David Galloway (Vice Chair),

and Marilyn Livingstone, MSP.

The petition was discussed at the Scottish Parliament later in the year, on Tuesday 23rd October 2007, during the afternoon session.


Scottish Parliament building

The Scottish Parliament Building, photos by Don Swanson


Link to Official Report 19 February 2008.

October 2007

February 2008

Handing over the petition at the Scottish Parliament

February 2007

September 2009

The petition will come under discussion again on the 8th September 2009.

Briefing for the Public Petitions Committee   (PDF download)

The ground has become the Ravenscraig Walled Community Garden.

The photo was taken on the 9th September 2012, Doors Open Day.

Ravenscraig Walled Community Garden

For more information please view the following pages of this site (each opens in a new window)...

Ravenscraig Park plaque