Yvonne Crombie, manager of the Toll Community Centre, is starting a new venture to encourage people to cycle.
The initial plan is to get unwanted bikes, service them and find new owners.
Some will be sold to raise money for tools and spares. Others will become part of a ‘pool’ to be lent out.
The intention is to offer basic maintenance sessions – especially for parents and children.
Already several people have offered to help.
If you have unwanted bikes, parts or tools, the Toll will be happy to take them after the 7th.
“Filles a Velo Cycling Club presents Burn off the blues: Turbo – Monday, 7 January 2019 | Monday, 28 January 2019 at Toll Centre, Burntisland, Scotland. Find event and ticket information –
UPDATE (after first session)
With less than 2% of the population of Fife, Burntisland has managed to get 6 people named in the Fife Free Press list of “our 40 Fifers of the Year”!
The Queen has recognised another resident for her initiative “The Daily Mile” which is spreading.
Burntisland once had many rowing boats, some used for taking tourists around the Bay and Black Rock. (This postcard was printed before the First World War.)
Now with the interest in Coastal Rowing in Scotland, there are several clubs on both sides of the Forth.
A small group has been formed which includes a winner of the Civic Week Raft Race and existing members of the Kinghorn Coastal club and Burntisland Sailing Club.
The group met for the second time in early December and discussed whether to buy or build a boat, where to keep and launch it, fundraising etc.
Anyone interested in helping to make this project happen should go along on Wednesday 30th January (2019!) at 7pm to the Roasting Project in the High Street.
If you can’t go but are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
With thanks to the cast and crew of Burntisland Youth Theatre, click to hear them sing!
Several car loads were supplied by Aldi after Toll Community Centre Manager Yvonne Crombie responded to an offer by the supermarket looking for good homes for ‘leftovers’.
Resulting in many happy and appreciative Burntisland residents receiving a bit extra for Christmas – helped by Pat and several Food Bank volunteers.
For collection at Solid Rock, if you know anyone who would appreciate a delivery please phone Toll Community Cenre Manager Yvonne on 07710604752.
Macauley’s is open for part of today, so is the fish shop but that isn’t due to re-open until the second week in January.
The Co-op only shuts for Christmas Day.
Monday morning queue at Courts.
Co-op shutting today at 9.
KeyStore due to open on Christmas Day.