Leuchars is situated on the peninsula lying between the estuaries of the Rivers Forth and Tay. It has a parish church, dating from the 12th century, which is considered by many experts to be the finest Norman church in Scotland. About half a mile from the village is the 16th century Earshall Castle and 3 miles outside the village is Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve/Kinshaldy Beach which provides plenty of scope for woodland and seaside walks.
There are frequent bus and train services to all parts of Fife and beyond. The railway station is a 10 minute walk from the village. There is ample car parking at a cost of £1.00 per day. The local bus services connect with St Andrews and Dundee every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 20 minutes on Sundays.
11 October - Pitcairn Practice Balmullo drop-in Flu Clinic from 09:00 to 12:00.
15 October - If anyone is free this Sunday from 2pm for an hour or two to start digging up the area at Junction Gardens, please come along? We need as much help as possible to get an area cleared to plant 70,000 Flanders Field poppies which we hope will come through next year to celebrate the end of World War One. There are still some branches that need bagging if you prefer that?. Please bring a spade/fork or loppers, if you have them, or just come along and help. All ages welcome.
18 October - Pitcairn Practice Leuchars drop-in Flu Clinic from 09:30 to 12:30.
2 November – Bonfire Night. Leuchars Community Council are having a Tombola stall at this year’s event to raise funds for the Christmas Lights. If you have anything suitable (eg tinned foods, toiletries) that you would like to donate to the evening, please contact any member of the Community Council.
25 November – Frosty 5K Fun Run starting at 10.00am – venue to be advised. Come along with a Frosty/Christmas themed outfit. £7.00 per adult, £4.00 per child, buggies go free. This event will be family friendly as there are four waves to suit all levels from runners, joggers, walkers through to doddlers. A warm-up will be provided by Maria’s Heath and Fitness.
This is a great place to advertise upcoming community events. If you know of a future event that you would like to see listed here please get in touch.
Blast from the past. 2011 the year Junction Gardens became a beautiful entrance to the village of Leuchars. A lot of hard work by a number of people to get Junction Gardens to the lovely area it is today.
Bin Collections Calendar
Fife Council are no longer printing and delivering bin collection dates to households. To find out which day your household waste and recycling bins are collected, please go to the following website www.fifedirect.org.uk/bincalendar and enter your postcode. Not printing your bin calendar saves Fife Council money and reduces our environmental impact. You can print a bin calendar at your local library. Library staff can assist customers to access and print off a copy of your bin calendar at a charge of 25p per side of A4 printed.
St Athernase Church Regeneration Project
A £600,000 project is underway to ensure one of Scotland’s oldest working churches stands for another century. Leuchars St Athernase Church, which has stood at its prominent location since 1150 and is a Grade A listed building, had become damp ridden and was in need of extensive repairs. Scaffolding has now been up for two months and work to repair the roof, mend stonework using traditional materials and improve drainage is expected to finish this winter. The Leuchars St Athernase Regeneration Project Team secured a maximum grant of £250,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the work.