Burntisland Residents Begin to Improve Play Parks

After realising that more than half of the town’s existing play parks are under threat, local groups have formed to help plan for a better future for them.

Fife Council has produced a Draft Play Park Strategy 2019 – 2029 . The purpose is to develop “a new approach to play park provision” and details a “Play Park Hierarchy”.

In general the idea is to concentrate (and maintain) equipment in fewer places. “Neighbourhood” play parks are likely lose basic equipment such as swings and become “greenspaces for play”.

Improving areas for play, is clearly a good idea. Removing ‘traditional’ equipment might be less wise.

Today residents from the Duncanson Drive area painted the surviving play equipment with paint supplied by the Community Council. Fife Council erected temporary fencing to protect the drying paint.

They are also planning to add more equipment plus places to sit and suitable shrubs and trees.

Café Inc Comes to Burntisland Primary

Following an initial trial period in the Cowdenbeath area, Cafe Inc will now expand across all seven Fife Council Local Area Committee areas( Burntisland is in Kirkcaldy A C). It will run from 1st July until 16th August, from Monday to Friday, 11:45 am – 1 pm

Food is prepared in specific hub schools before being transported to each venue. The scheme will be closely monitored to ensure supply meets demand and minimise food waste. Children Scotland will provide an evaluation of the scheme so that lessons can be learned from what is a year long trial.

Cllr Judy Hamilton, Convenor of the Community and Housing Services Committee, said: “We provide free school meals during term time for over 9,000 pupils across Fife. But we know that there’s a lot of pressure on all families during the school holidays. There is voluntary and third sector provision available and we will continue to work with them but we really wanted to extend that help to everyone.

Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult.

FIVE Jobs at Briggs in Burntisland

Chief Engineer – MV Kingdom of Fife

Fleet Sales Manager – Burntisland

Apprentice Procurement & Logistics Administrator – Burntisland

Graduate Project Manager – Subsea

Project Manager – Subsea Cables – Burntisland


Burntisland Heritage: Last Few Days of Mary Somerville Exhibition

Exhibition: “Reach for the Stars”
(Mary Somerville)
2019 – 15, 20, 21, 22 June only

Burntisland Heritage Civic Week

Exhibition: “Reach for the Stars: The Life and Times of Mary Somerville”. Mary Somerville was the queen of 19th century science and her permanent childhood home was in Burntisland.
Please note that this exhibition runs for only four days, during Burntisland Civic Week. Opening days and times are: Saturday 15th June, Thursday 20th June, Friday 21st June, and Saturday 22nd June; on all days from 11.00am to 4.00pm. Admission is free.
In addition to seeing the exhibition, you can browse a large collection of scrapbooks and other material, and view a selection of DVDs.
The venue is Burntisland Heritage Trust, 4 Kirkgate, Burntisland; telephone number 01592 872121.”



We had 150 visitors to the Mary Somerville exhibition last week which is very good considering the length of time we were open.

Ian Archibald