The public display of historical symbols of two Fife towns is a step closer.
Glenrothes and Area Heritage Centre founder Linda Ballingall said “wheels are in motion” to have the ceremonial chains of Leslie and Markinch on display in Glenrothes after ordering strengthened protective cases that could house the artefacts.
Both sets of solid gold chains have been hidden from the public gaze for years and are currently in the vaults of the Kirkcaldy Galleries under the stewardship of Fife Cultural Trust.
A campaign to have both put on public display has taken off in recent months, although strict security measures are required to keep them safe.
With reinforced security cabinets on order ahead of a First World War exhibition at the centre, Mrs Ballingall said it could now house the ceremonial chains.
“The wheels are in motion and we’ve had productive talks with Fife Cultural Trust,” she said.
“Money has come through from Fife Council for glass cases, which we needed for our First World War exhibition.
“This means we can also use them in the future.”