Burntisland: Over £11,000 for Local Causes from Local People

The Latest “Big Co-op Payout” cheques have been handed out in Burntisland.

1% of the price of Coop items bought in the two stores is given to the three organisations chosen once a year by staff.

The 5p cost of the (compostable) plastic carrier bags is also added to the money available.

Burntisland Youth Theatre on Facebook

Current Coop good causes for Burntisland

Burntisland: New Cafe for the High Street

Shortly after Food For Thought’s lease ended, new tenants moved in to start creating a new business.

The work continues. Opening date to be announced.

From their Facebook page

“Chris lived in Burntisland until the age of 7, he’s been in the hospitality biz for over a decade and truly honed his love for cafe culture during our two years in New Zealand. We moved to Burntisland 2 years ago and have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to arise. Insert The Fix (previously Food For Thought) and he has the perfect opportunity to showcase his love for food and coffee. We can’t wait to share it with you.

“Donna also has over a decade in the hospitality business under her belt, from bars to cafes and restaurants. Her focus is front of house and she loves to ensure people are fed and happy. She even insisted that we cook the canapes for our own wedding. We can’t wait to open the doors to The Fix.”

Burntisland Payphones to be Disconnected?

BT has posted notices in underused phoneboxes inviting comments by the 10th of December.

The red one outside the Library is a classic K6. BT often sells them to local groups for a £1. The Heritage Centre is already thinking about adopting this one. It’s sited here because the next door office below the Burgh Chambers used to be the Post Office.

It seems unlikely that the one in Kinghorn Road will be adopted –

General Election 2019: 6 Candidates in Burntisland

Lib Dem Gillian Cole-Hamilton

SNP Neale Hanvey

Labour Lesley Laird

Conservative Kathleen Leslie

Scottish Green Party Scott Rutherford

The Brexit Party Mitch William


The SNP and Labour candidates will probably be the top two, but in which order?

Lesley Laird took the seat from the SNP at the last election. The SNP is fielding a different candidate this time.

Local Councillor Kathleen Leslie stands for the Conservatives. The Green candidate fought the 2017 Fife Council election in Burntisland. (Results)

General Election 12 December 2019 details on Fife Council website.

Polling Stations not yet confirmed –

“Your polling station address and information on candidates will be available approximately two weeks before the election.“