This website is owned by me - Iain Sommerville, a resident of Burntisland. It was started as a personal hobby in the early months of 2000. At that time there wasn't a great deal of online information available about Burntisland, and I had some material which could be uploaded fairly quickly. The website has grown considerably since then, but in a relatively unplanned way for its first ten years. Many of the additions (including a lot of photos) have come from visitors, and I'm very grateful to everyone who has contributed.
In November 2011, I made changes to the 'Recent Photos'. I removed the collection of 66 low resolution photos and in their place added 349 higher resolution photos, divided into nine categories. At the same time I added thumbnails to the 'Old Photos' page. In the same month, because of constraints on server capacity and bandwidth usage, the website was moved to a new hosting company.
The website remains a personal hobby. However it has become - by accident, not design - Burntisland's main website. I've therefore been happy to include unofficial pages for Burntisland Community Council (with their agreement). The website also includes a section which is the official web presence of Burntisland Heritage Trust. In addition, I try to keep the local links page comprehensive and up to date. There is of course plenty of scope for new Burntisland websites. In the meantime, I'll continue to be as responsive to general community needs as I can!
The website has always been, and will remain, non-commercial. However, as there are frequent searches of the website for accommodation, I've included links on the local links page to separate accommodation directories which include Burntisland.
I should add that I am a Trustee of Burntisland Heritage Trust. However, this website pre-dates my becoming a Trustee and continues as before - as an independent and broadly based project. I am also the Burntisland Correspondent for the Fife Free Press.
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