Burntisland once had its own Town Council (until 1976 when it was succeeded by Kirkcaldy District Council), further reorganisation in 1996 resulted in the creation of Fife Council. Burntisland is part of Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy ward and has three councillors.

The Royal Burgh of Burntisland Community Council exists “to give local people a voice in the decisions taken by local authorities and other public bodies”.

It is also involved in many activities and projects. A recent list –

Refurbishment of The War Memorial
Regular consultation with Police Scotland
Organising Beach Clean-ups
Anti litter and Dog Fouling Campaign
Installation of Points for dog scoops and bags
New Piay Equipment on The Links
Refurbishment of The Spider Park
Production of Burntisland Community Action Plan
Refurbishment of community owned Fixtures in Burgh Chambers
Organise the Annual Community Award nominations
Work Closely with Burntisland Heritage Trust to conserve the Kirkton Church
Organise A Games Day and Exiles Reception
Work with the school to hold an annual Scots Verse Competition
Organise A Remembrance Day Service
Assist in formation of a Community Emergency Group
Pressing for a second pharmacy

These are just a few of the activities undertaken by members over and above normal Community Council business.

RBBCC is often looking for new members

Local (Fife) Councillors Ward 10 – Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy map

Cllr Lesley Backhouse SNP

Cllr. Gordon Langlands Labour</a | Facebook

Cllr Kathleen Leslie Conservative | Facebook

Council Election 2017: Burntisland, Kinghorn and Western Kirkcaldy (Ward 9) candidates


David Torrance MSP SNP (Kirkcaldy)

List Members (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Baker, Clair Scottish Labour

Fraser, Murdo  Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Lockhart, Dean Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Rowley, Alex Scottish Labour

Ruskell, Mark Scottish Green Party

Smith, Liz Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Stewart, Alexander Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party


Neale Hanvey Independent (Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath)


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