Unveiling of Commemoration Panels

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Early in 2008, Burntisland Heritage Trust decided to press ahead with the erection of a panel to commemorate notable Burntisland men and women. The first stage was to carry out a comprehensive community consultation on the draft proposals. The response was good and a number of changes were made. The most significant was the decision to have two panels - one for notable Burntisland men and women as originally planned; and a second one for the Kings and Queens with Burntisland connections, as well as Oliver Cromwell.

Funding of 10,000 for the panels was obtained from the Heritage Lottery Fund via its small grants agency, Awards for All, and the bronze panels were commissioned. The "Burntisland's People" panel was installed on the grassy knoll at the main entrance to Burntisland Links, and the "Kings, Queens and Cromwell" panel on the paved area in Union Street.

The panels were formally unveiled by Frances Melville, Provost of Fife, on Tuesday 11 August 2009. The photographs below were taken at the unveilings.

Unveiling 1

Above - from left to right, Ian Archibald (Convener of Burntisland Heritage Trust), Frances Melville (Provost of Fife), and piper Walter Anderson.

Unveiling 2

Above - members and friends of the Heritage Trust watch the unveiling.

Unveiling 3

Above - Frances Melville unveils the Kings, Queens & Cromwell panel with the support of Ian Archibald and the close scrutiny of Mrs Willi Henderson, Heritage Trust volunteer.

Burntisland's People panel

Above - the Burntisland's People panel. Please click on the image for a higher resolution version (3.57Mb, opens in a new window or tab; with the new image, click on it once to zoom in, and click again to zoom back out).

Kings, Queens & Cromwell panel

Above - the Kings, Queens and Cromwell panel.

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