Burntisland Shows off to a Dismal Start

After a mostly warm week with sunny days and not much rain, yesterday was a disappointment – overcast with several hours of drizzle. Today has started windy and damp. The forecast is for no rain this afternoon.

The first set of Shows (most will stay the whole summer) are open for business. More rides will appear before Games Day.

Wagons rolled on Sunday evening with setups starting on Monday

Outdoor events are always affected by the weather. Anything that lasts for three months will have good days and bad days – good years and bad years too!

People do check the weather before visiting places, but one large group has already fixed the date and will be returning for the second year running – by chartered train.

Burntisland’s outdoors is attractive – the Beach, the Binn and in-between, but could always be better. More people putting things in bins, bins emptied before they overflow.

Less harsh grass cutting regimes especially at The Links, which was more brown than green last year, would be a good idea. Cut when and where it’s required, not according to a pre-set calendar with blades so low they scalp the edges of the undulations.

Burntisland is a place to stay and a place to visit. Facilities, attractions and events should be for residents and visitors. Perhaps there needs to be more public discussion about the best ways of achieving this. Maybe more places to shelter and more activities indoors and more publicity about the things that already exist.

New Bus Service Proposed for Burntisland


Service X57: Dalgety Bay – Ferrytoll P&R – Edinburgh

Proposal: A new service X57 will be introduced, replacing parts of the X60 between Dalgety Bay and Edinburgh along with a revised X58. The existing morning and evening journey frequency will be maintained at every 20 minutes between Dalgety Bay and Edinburgh and will provide two journeys per hour during the daytime. Some morning and evening journeys will operate via Burntisland to/from Kirkcaldy.

Service type: Commercial.

Reason for proposal: To provide additional journey opportunities.

Proposed timetable

Other proposals too

Consultation Events and online feedback opportunities (before June 7th).

Burntisland: “Do You Know a Local Cause Looking for Funding?”

Screen in High Street Co-op

It’s time to apply for the chance to be one of the three local good causes that will receive a share of the money spent by Co-op members in Burntisland’s two branches.

Last November three organisations got over £4,000 each – BFAST (Burntisland First Aid Services Trust), Burntisland Heritage Trust and BOSS (Burntisland Out of School Service).

This year the lucky groups are the Community Council (Christmas lights), Burntisland Playgroup and Burntisland Youth Theatre (for rebuilding their stage set)

Applications close on 16 June.

Last year