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Community and General


Wikipedia's Burntisland page provides a good general summary of the town and its main features. Robert Wills' Situational Analysis on this website provides a lot more detail.

Burntisland Community Council

Lists the members of the Community Council, describes its role in the community and how local people can get involved, and includes minutes of meetings from 2016 and information about consultation exercises. Minutes and reports of meetings for earlier years are available on this website. The Community Council also has a Facebook page.

Burgh Buzz
(community newspaper)

Burntisland's quarterly community newspaper (from 2010). Back numbers from April 2001 to February 2005 are available on this website. Also see next entry (illustrated news blog). The Burgh Buzz also has a Facebook page.

Burgh Buzz
illustrated news blog)

Comprehensive community news blog to complement the Burgh Buzz (see previous entry), with lots of photos. Launched by local resident Chris Hill in May 2018.

What's on in Burntisland

The link is to Fife Council's 'Events in Fife' page. Also please see Heritage Trust, Toll Centre, Beacon Leisure Centre, and Museum of Communication.

Burntisland Primary School

Comprehensive information about the School and Nursery, including pages for the individual classes and the minutes of the Parent Council.

Burntisland School Parent Council

Facebook page.

The Toll Centre

Burntisland's community centre, with a full programme of activities including courses, classes and youth clubs. It also provides a venue for a number of local organisations.

Beacon Leisure Centre

Burntisland's leisure centre and swimming pool.

Burntisland Out of School Service

Activities for children. Facebook page.

Burntisland Community Development Trust

The Trust aims to take forward popular local projects that will strengthen the town's social, environmental and economic future. It will be guided by the Burntisland Community Action Plan of summer 2016. Facebook page.

Totally Locally Burntisland

The Facebook page of the Burntisland group of the national Totally Locally campaign, which aims to stimulate local economies by promoting local shopping and other activities.

Floral Action Burntisland

Facebook page for the group which provides public floral displays in the town. There are also photos of the group's activities in 2012 on this website

Burntisland on Facebook

A private Facebook discussion group, and the biggest and oldest.

Alternative Burntisland on Facebook

A public Facebook discussion group.

Positive Burntisland on Facebook

A public Facebook group for "healthy discussion and debate".

Burntisland Legends

Tribute Facebook page for local folk who have passed away.

Heritage and History

Burntisland Heritage Trust - Annual Exhibition etc

This link is to the home page on this website.

Nick Brand's Burntisland Pages

A good selection of assorted information on Burntisland's history, including transcripts of some of the late Robert Livingstone's Fife Free Press articles.

Kirkton Church Conservation Project

Details of the project, led by Burntisland Heritage Trust, to conserve Burntisland's medieval Kirkton Church and Churchyard. Includes information on burials in the Churchyard. There is also a Facebook page.

Museum of Communication

Comprehensive information about Scotland's Museum of Communication, whose home is at 131 High Street, Burntisland.

Burntisland on Historypin

'Burntisland Places and Spaces', created by Robert Wills. Photos of some of Burntisland's buildings and other features, with notes on their history.

Photo Collections

Burntisland Heritage Trust

These links are to pages on this website: Old Photos and Recent Photos.

Ian McCracken's photos

Ian's site has many striking images of Burntisland. There are also galleries with photos and video clips of the former aluminium works.

Allan C. Hutchison's photos on Flickr

A collection of 80 imaginative photos of Burntisland and the surrounding area by a creative local photographer.

1. Burntisland Photos
2. Burntisland Photo archive and history
3. Old Photos Burntisland
4. Burntisland School Photos
Burntisland Past and Present

Five Facebook groups with old and new photos of Burntisland.

(Information on the history of the churches is available on this website - click here.)

Burntisland Parish Church

News and comprehensive information about the Church and its work today. The Church also has a Facebook page.

Erskine United Free Church

Facebook page.

St Joseph's Catholic Church

Comprehensive information on the Church and its upgraded building, newsletters, history etc.

St Serf's Scottish Episcopal Church

Information about the Church and its people.


Burntisland Golf House Club

This Club owns and runs the course at Dodhead. It also has a Facebook page.

Burntisland Golf Club

This Club is the town's original one, also now playing at Dodhead. Their website has information about the history of golf in the town.

Burntisland Amateur Swimming Club

Comprehensive information about the club, including its history. The club also has a Facebook page.

Burntisland Sailing Club

Includes details of events and of facilities available.

Burntisland Shipyard AFC

Includes match reports, photos, history, and details of the club's youth development scheme.

Burntisland & District Darts League

Facebook page.

Other Local Organisations and Events

Burntisland & District Pipe Band

Facebook page.

Burntisland Civic Week Committee

A week of festivities held annually in June. Facebook page.
Burntisland First Aid Services Trust Information about the Trust, a registered charity which provides ambulance services at events in Fife and beyond and runs first aid courses.

Burntisland Summer Fairground

Facebook page.

Live on the Links

Live On The Links is a free annual live music event held at the bandstand on Burntisland Links. Facebook page.

Cancer Research UK - Burntisland Local Committee

Facebook page.

Burntisland Youth Theatre

Facebook page.

Burntisland Town Twinning Committee

Facebook page. There is also a town twinning page on this website.

Collinswell Park Residents Association

Facebook page.

Burntisland Playgroup

A well established group with quality childcare. The Playgroup also has a Facebook page.

Rotary Club of Burntisland & Kinghorn

Information about the local Rotary Club. Includes route cards and maps for 'Rotary Rambles', a series of eight walks in the Burntisland and Kinghorn area.

Aberdour Kinghorn Burntisland Probus

No website, but President John Bradshaw has supplied the following information:
Aberdour Kinghorn Burntisland Probus is a charitable organisation for semi-retired, retired, professional businessmen. Meetings are held every two weeks throughout the year at the Kingswood Hotel. A guest speaker is invited to give a presentation to the members each meeting. Topics vary from Knights Templar, the Palestine Campaign, Stars of the silver screen. ABK Probus also has a bowling and snooker section and has visits to places of interest. Each meeting starts off with tea or coffee and a general talk-in. Should you be interested in becoming a member please contact the President on 01592 872228.

Lodge Dunearn 400

The website of Burntisland's Masonic Lodge. Includes a detailed and interesting history.

Accommodation etc

The Burntisland Burgh Buzz carries several pages of local adverts. Accommodation lists can also be found in the following online directories:

TripAdvisor (scroll down for guest houses etc)
Smooth Hound
Camp Sites and Caravan Sites in Fife

Webpage by Iain Sommerville;
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