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

Community Reacts to The Future of Burntisland’s Play Parks Proposals

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Fife Council is undertaking a major review of its playparks. Last year it produced its Draft Play Park Strategy 2019 – 2029. It is intended that it will be consulted on this autumn.

The Courier reported “council officials have pinpointed a total of 172 sites throughout the region which are unlikely to be replaced when equipment reaches the end of its life“.

In spite of the press report (link above) it has only recently been realised what the proposals would mean for Burntisland – now clearer due to the release of the map (top).

The biggest surprise for many locals is that the plan proposes that the fairly new Spider Park would not have its equipment replaced in future.

A morre pressing concern is for the small local play parks at Piper Crescent, Duncanson Drive and Dick Crescent. Local people near the first two have formed groups to consider various options and have had meetings with Community Councillors.

The Community Council has set up a dedicated web page and agreed to put £75 towards paint.