.in 1983in the Kirkcaldy area there was a significantss number of school leavers who needed a lot of guidance and support to prepare them for employment.
The more you learnt about this, the more you were convinced that the church should be involved in working with these young people..
After much preparation, St Brycedale Youth Training Scheme opened the doors to a group of ten trainees. They were all very apprehensive at being with “church people” However, the majority eventually settled into this new situation as did those who came in later years.
The Scheme ran for 20 years and during that time 500+ trainees were given the opportunity to gain life skills, qualifications and employment.
For the first five years we operated from the spare bedroom in the manse we had groups in the dining room and lounge for two mornings most weeks
Agnes Ann made everyone feel welcome, but she must have been relieved when the Training Scheme moved into the new church centre.
There is no doubt that Ken has gone above and beyond the call of duty in his steadfast commitment to St. Bryce Kirk, Kirkcaldy Presbytery, The Church of Scotland and our locality generally, through his unstinting faith during all his years of devoted service.
I look forward to the Spring, the end of this infernal pestilence, and your proposed celebration, please keep me posted.