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.
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Mrs Trish Graham resigned as a member of Leuchars Community Council at our meeting on Tuesday 6 February. She has served as Secretary on the Community Council for over ten years and Cllrs Tim Brett and Bill Connor presented her with a Long Service Certificate on behalf of Fife Council. As she is moving away from the area to be closer to family, the Community Council presented her with a photograph frame containing a number of photographs of the village and the surrounding area. We would like to thank her for her hard work and the support she has given to the local community and wish her well for the future.
Do you know there is a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) outside Leuchars Surgery? Would you know how to use one in an emergency? Training can be arranged in the village for anyone who is interested in learning Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Contact the Community Council for further information.
You may have noticed the grit bins have been removed from most of the areas around the village. The one that was beside the phone box at the bottom of School Hill has been requested to be put back but if there is an area that you think needs one please get in touch with the Community Council or Fife Council.
Leuchars Primary School are hoping to get involved with Bikeability which teaches children how to ride their bikes on public roads and are seeking volunteers to help with this scheme. Training will be provided and anyone who may be interested can contact the Community Council or Mrs Lucy Jess, the Head teacher at the school. They would also like to hear from anyone who may be interested in going into the school as a volunteer.
The external work to St Athernase Church has been completed and a grant has been given to the Church to repair and redecorate the interior. It is anticipated that the first service back in the church will be on Sunday 11 March.
This year sees the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One and the Community Council have received funding to have two bespoke commemorative benches made for the village. It is hoped the benches will be ready by the end of May and we are asking villagers to tell us where they would like them positioned; they can be placed anywhere in the village either together or separately. Please contact us with your suggestions.
The Community Council are continuing to seek new members and now require a new Secretary. If you are interested in joining us please get in touch or come along to our next meeting.
Community Council meetings take place on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.00pm in the Leuchars Station Community Centre, Tutor Road and dates for the next three months are 6 March, 3 April and 1 May.
Adopt a planter. There are a number of planters around the village and we have had several villagers volunteering to look after them. We are also interested to hear from you as to whether the planters are in the right places or would like to see them elsewhere around the village. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact a member of the Community Council.