Burntisland has a wide range of organisations and activities, probably more than most towns with a similar population.

Many have an active web presence often with Facebook and Twitter, others are quieter.

If your organisation is missing from this list and you would like it added please contact us.

In addition Burntisland has produced two important documents in the past few years which have had a significant impacts (many things still to be done.

If you put a note out about last night, might like to add

Community Action Plan – background and details, Document (pdf)

Burntisland Community Energy Masterplan – background and details, Document (pdf)


Community groups

Royal Burgh of Burntisland Community Council

Burntisland once had its own Town Council, but most decisions are now taken by Fife Council. Burntisland is part of a ward and has three councillors. Politics Page.

The Community Council was created in 1975 and exists “to give local people a voice in the decisions taken by local authorities and other public bodies”.

Monthly meetings are open to the public.

It initiated the consultation process that many residents and visitors took part in.

The result is a 5 year programme of initiatives and improvements outlined in the Community Action Plan (CAP).

Burgh Buzz

This excellent magazine (this site is an adjunct) has been published for over 20 years. It is produced by volunteers and delivered to all Burntisland addresses 4 times a year. The latest issue and many back issues are available here.


Full name Floral Action Burntisland.

Its members are responsible for the displays in various parts of the Town including the railway station and along the High Street.

FAB has plans to upgrade an area at the west of The Links.

It is always looking for volunteers keen to work in Burntisland’s great outdoors improving the town’s appearance.

Some history
Burntisland Civic Week

An important part of Burntisland life, brought to you by a small band of dedicated volunteers. A few years ago this collection of events nearly faded away. New people always needed to keep the traditions going – and invent some new ones.

”Burntisland Civic Week will take place from the 15th to 24th June 2018. This year’s theme is “Music Through the Decades”, with Parade Day on Saturday 16th.”

The 2019 theme is Space and Science.

Burntisland-Flekkefjord Town Twinning

Includes youth exchange. Info on

Burntisland Community Development Trust (BCDT)

Set up by the Community Council to progress the aims of the CAP.

Organises the Christmas Fair in the High Street.

Burntisland Events Group

Originally set up to create a celebration for the refurbishment of the High Street.

It has been involved in various activities key to Burntisland life and is currently responsible for the highly successful annual bonfire and fireworks night which is always held on November 5th – remember, remember.

Volunteers required on the day for bonfire building, fence erecting, money collecting etc.

Burntisland and District Pipe Band

How many towns still have their own pipe band? It even has its own Hall.

It’s existed for nearly 100 years and regularly appears at public events including –

Burntisland Highland Games

The second oldest games in Scotland.

The 366th event will be on July 16, 2018

Totally Locally Burntisland

“A community effort to support our local shops, businesses, crafts people, artists, & town in general. facebook & Pinterest”

On Twitter

Burntisland Heritage Trust

MUCH more than just a little local museum.

“2018 marks the 25th anniversary of our summer exhibitions. The first of these was held in the Burgh Chambers in 1994 and have continued every year with changing themes since 1999 at the centre at 4 Kirkgate”

A recent BHT project has been the Kirkton Church and Graveyard Project

Kirkton Old Church on Facebook

Museum of Communication

“We specialise in communications technology from the pre-electric optical telegraph used in the Napoleonic Wars to the latest state-of-the-art webcams and cameras for mobile phones, currently featured in the Guinness Book of World Records!

The Museum has a major collection — over 40 tonnes — of artefacts covering electrostatics, telegraphy, telephony, audio, radio, television and video and IT… as well as some early experimental radar, satellite, photographic and printing equipment plus a technical library of scientific literature and related documentation.”

Something else you wouldn’t expect to find in a small town. Don’t dismiss it as ‘piles of old stuff’. The exhibitions are always fascinating, and a useful reminder of life before the iPhone.

Toll Community Centre

This is “a Community Centre owned by the people of Burntisland and run on behalf of the community by a Management Committee”.

It has a wide range of activities, particularly for children and young people.

The Wednesday Social Club meets on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the Main Hall. This club is open to all over 50s and transport can be provided.

Burntisland Out of School Service (BOSS)

“provides quality childcare for children aged 5 – 14 years. We offer a breakfast club and after school club, as well as play schemes during school holidays and in service days.”

Over 70s Christmas treat

“We are a voluntary committtee who raise money throughout the year to provide a christmas treat”.

This annual event has been happening for over 100 years.

Broomhill Community Garden Kids Club

Burntisland Community Choir

Live On The Links

Black Rocks Rowing Club


Burntisland Castle Neighbourhood Development Group Facebook 

Central Burntisland Tenants and Residents Association (CBITRA)

Created in 2018.

Burntisland Primary School

Old school in new building, with a good reputation and ethos.

Starley Hall

“provides 52 weeks residential care and education placements for young people aged 10-18 years who present with emotional and/or social difficulties and can often be disengaged from all aspects of learning. The school also offers day pupil placements for a small number of young people”

Actively involved in the town. Has created and supplied a number of benches and other items for public spaces.

Kinghorn & Burntisland Neighbourhood Watch Assn.

Change Works In Burntisland


(History of Churches and Cemeteries on

Religious services plus a range of events run by the churches and groups using the halls.
Burntisland Parish Church

A “living church in an historic building”

Dating from 1592 (on Wikipedia)

Erskine United Free church

St Joseph’s R. C. Church

St Serf Scottish Episcopal Church

Salvation Army

Clubs and associations

Burntisland Bowling Club

Established 1892.

Kirkcaldy and Burntisland Youth Work

11th Fife (Burntisland) Scout Group

Beavers (Age 6-8)
Cubs (Age 8-10.5)
Scouts (Age 10.5-14)
Explorers (Age 14-18)

1st Burntisland Guides

775 (Burntisland) Squadron Air Cadets

Founded in 1995


Burntisland Youth Theatre This meets and puts on shows at Burntisland Young Community Hall – Music Hall (FB)

Burntisland & Kinghorn Rotary Club

The Burntisland Book Club

“is fun and informal so please get in touch via Twitter or if you’d like to join in the fun”

Star Knitters

“people who like to knit and crochet. We meet every Thursday at The Star, Burntisland, 7-9pm, all ages and experience welcome!”

Burntisland Local Cancer Research UK Committee

Sport & Activity

Burntisland Sailing Club

This is based in the docks and arranges boat lifting (and return) every year. Since 2018 there have been extra floating pontoons.

Burntisland Amateur Swimming Club & Humane Society (B.A.S.C.)

Based at the Beqacon Leisure Centre – with swimming pool

GTF Burntisland (Taekwon-Do Club) Facebook

Burntisland Golf House Club

Burntisland District Pool League Facebook

Masons – Lodge Dunearn 400

Aberdour, Burntisland & Kinghorn Probus Club
Burntisland First Aid Services Trust

“from basic first aid awareness to the most advanced training available in the voluntary sector” Also first aid cover at many events with own ambulance.

Scottish Women’s Institutes – Burntisland

Speakers Club

Burntisland Shipyard FC

Burntisland United Amateurs

The Space Upstairs

Yoga, dance, etc. studio with many classes.


Close by

the ecology centre

Sustainable Communities Initiatives

“(SCI) is a charity working at a grass-roots level with communities of all ages on social and environmental sustainability. All our projects inspire, support and increase resilience in both the individual and in community groups, and take place at our Earthship Fife Visitor Centre, in schools or community centres, or at community events.”

Kinghorn Coastal Rowing

On Twitter

Kinghorn and Aberdour RNLI

“Kinghorn Lifeboat Station is an RNLI funded and operated rescue station on the coast of Fife, three miles from Kirkcaldy and across the Forth estuary from Edinburgh. We are available and ready 24 hours a day, every single day of the year to assist the MCA (Coastguard agency) in effecting rescues between Elie Ness/Aberlady to the east, and Inchcolm/Granton to the west.”

* RECRUITMENT: WE NEED YOU * Why not volunteer with us and help save lives at sea? You’d be surprised who can do it! See our recruitment pages and crew case studies to find out more. Come and visit us any Sunday morning, Friday or Monday evenings if you would like to meet the crew.

Talking Tandems

“is a charitable cycling club based in Dalgety Bay that promotes the inclusion of individuals who are blind or partially sighted in tandem cycling activities with sighted volunteer cyclists. This improves basic fitness levels, reduces the risk of long-term health issues, and promotes social inclusion for those who may otherwise feel excluded.”

Burntisland Photos, Public Facebook Group