Cllr Leslie Responds to Transport Scotland Suggestion that Burntisland Station Doesn’t “fit the criteria for an upgrade”

As reported in today’s Courier

“Local Conservative councillor Kathleen Leslie has taken the issue straight to Holyrood after being told by Transport Scotland that Burntisland is not in line for a revamp.

“Last month I received a response from Transport Scotland stating that Burntisland did not appear to fit the criteria for an upgrade which would provide full access to all,” she said.

“Criteria such as footfall, areas with a high incidence of disability and particular local circumstances such as the proximity of hospitals were all listed as possible reasons.

“But I have now written back to Transport Scotland with a rebuttal on each of these points.”

The next meeting of the Burntisland Station Steering Group is on the 23rd of October.

Burntisland Author Plans Adventurous Book Launch on Saturday

Alison Smith’s book is available in paperback and also for Kindle but to confirm her love of landscape and sea swimming she is hosting four Fife beachside launch events. (And Facebook Live!)

Alison has lived in Burntisland for the last 14 years. She says her book “was written in, mentions, and has many a photo of Burntisland and the Fife coastal path throughout”.

“The self-help book uses nature as a metaphor for our lives. Which means if we can’t see the wood for the trees, are stuck in a rut, or are up the creek without a paddle the answer lies in a wood, a rut or the wood”.

Yellow Skips Return to the Lammerlaws


These skips were removed in time for this area to be used as an extra carpark for Games Day.

This was in response to the ‘parking on the Links’ fiasco.

The August edition of the Buzz reported that the area would be turned into a carpark “at the end of the summer”.


The skips have been returned as there were concerns about them in the new location near the Red Pond, so another place will have to be found for them if this area is to be used a carpark.

It may be the case that a comprehensive review of current parking availability and demand in Burntisland will be undertaken as part of the move to create more spaces by the Station.