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

Burntisland: New @ScotRail Timetable Gets Off to a Bad Start

Yesterday, the first weekday of the summer timetable, was not great.

The popular 8:05 to Edinburgh was “cancelled throughout due to a signalling problem” – presumably not ScotRail’s fault

People expecting to catch it either made other arrangements or waited for an extra 18 minutes because the previously normal 8:34 no longer exists.

At least there were fewer passengers than a normal Monday because of Victoria Day in Edinburgh.

Two more trains were cancelled later.

Today (Tuesday) no cancellations and the service back to normal (average 2 minutes late).

Burntisland Paintings to be Restored

Detail from The Bridge of Life, (full picture below) the faces painted were of Burntisland residents at the time!

The Burntisland Heritage Trust has been trying to conserve and restore some of the common good assets of Burntisland for some time.

A priority has been three notable oil paintings which hang in the Burgh Chambers. It was decided in 2008 that the full cost couldn’t be taken from the Common Good Fund. (Ironic since the subsequent appropriation for the Links electrical work.)

The cost of restoring the three paintings is provisional estimated at £14,125, Burntisland Heritage Trust have now raised £5,000 and the Kirkcaldy Area Committee recently agreed that the rest could come from the CGF.

‘The Magistrates’ Seat’ by Burntisland artist Andrew Young (1854-1925)

‘Burnt Island, Fifeshire’ by S Humble (1834)

The Bridge of Life’ by Andrew Young (1854-1925)
Photo credit: Fife Council