Echoes fae Fife reaches Kirkcaldy

“Echoes fae Fife has been specially created in collaboration with astronomers and physicists from the University of St Andrews’ SHINE project, Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society, and Viewforth High and Aberdour Primary Schools. The Scottish “Superwomen” featured include Burntisland’s own “Queen of the sciences” Mary Somerville and Largo’s intrepid ornithologists Evelyn Baxter and Leonora Rintoul.“

1824 Wood’s Map of Burntisland Added to NLS Georeferenced List

This important map of Burntisland before the railway came is now on the National Library site and can be laid on top of modern satellite images (and other maps).

Using the “Change transparency of overlay” slider in the search panel it’s easy to compare what used to be with now.

The map is highly detailed but some of the orientation – notably the Lamber Laws peninsula (now known as the Lammerlaws) – is inaccurate.

Good Start for Knitters

The first collection of yarn users met today at Solid Rock as part of the “Toll on Tour” initiative.

It’s a warm comfortable venue with tea, cakes, good company and toys for children plus the chance for skills exchanges.

Those present intend to return next week, and others have indicated they will be joining in.