Getting Ready for Burntisland’s Bonfire (But Help Still Wanted)

Ailsa and Morna – two key members of organisers Burntisland Events Group

The final arrangements are being made. The site was marked out today. Fife Council was filling in depressions (notably the ones left by the new power cables under The Links. The safety zone fences will go in over the next few days.

Collection tins were borrowed from Burntisland Civic Week and an email went out to people who have volunteered to help on the night (mostly marshalls and cash collectors).

If you would like to help, please email – training given.

Current weather forecast – no rain, almost no wind, but cold.


Extra Buses for Burntisland Bonfire Night

This year on Burntisland’s Bonfire and Fireworks night (Tuesday 5th) Stagecoach will be running extra buses on the 7 route between Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline.

“Duplicate buses operating to Dunfermline will start from Burntisland Porte / High Street and operating the same time and route* as our normal number 7 service bus.

“Duplicate buses operating to Kirkcaldy will start from High Street / Burntisland Porte operating at the same time and route* as our normal number 7 service bus.

“* Subject to alteration as traffic conditions dictate.“

Stagecoach is willing to do this because the organisers (Burntisland Events Group) have have arranged for a TTRO (Temporary Traffic Regulation Order) to allow the Police to enforce restrictions and direct traffic.

BUT the TTRO also means there will be more roads coned off in central Burntisland from mid afternoon.

If you live in Burntisland, join the others who have walked to The Links in previous years. Blue Badge holders will get priority in The Links carpark.

If you live elsewhere, the bus will probably get you in and out quicker than walking to wherever you’ve managed to park your car (and then joining the queues with all the other cars).

ScotRail is due to stop several trains that normally pass Burntisland non-stop.

Last year Stagecoach reported that there were “very heated” remarks from intending bus passengers aimed at on-site supervisory staff. Clearly this is not acceptable behaviour. Even with the TTRO in place and extra buses supplied, it’s likely there will be disruption and delays.

Pubs and hotels will be open and some cafes are opening late. There’s also the fun fair.

Enjoy the evening and don’t be a lemming.

There is also a firework display in Kirkcaldy.

Extra trains too

Burntisland: New House Planned for the High Street

There’s a planning application for 215, but it’s really for the land at the back accessed from East Brooomhill.

It’s on the site of a hall destroyed by fire 5 years ago after being derelict for 25 years.


In 2012 the Community Council had already minuted that the “building is in a poor state of repair and needed to be demolished. However, the building is ‘landlocked’ as there are buildings on each side of it which makes demolition difficult. Fife Council were currently in negotiations with the owner of the garage to demolish both the garage and 215 High Street.”

This Common Good land was advertised for sale in January 2019.

It was sold in April.

Although the property is held on the Burntisland Common Good Account, the Sheriff’s consent to the disposal is considered not to be required because of the history of leasing and the public not exercising any rights over the property.

Architect’s plan for new house in planning application.

Burntisland’s High Street has a surprising amount of empty shops, houses and neglected spaces on and around it.

As is normal in a small town there are rumours. One of these may not be true and many may not happen.

Another chemist, a new cafe, beauty parlour, gin bar, carpark, plumbers, flats, ambulance base, craft fair, office space for small businesses, new home for 1883, charity shop, HQ for a voluntary organisation, smokehouse, distillery, farmers’ market, holiday accommodation, clock tower.

The High Street, the centre of “Fife’s Favourite Conservation Area“, is living in interesting times.

BURNTISLAND Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan