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 ever 10 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 20 minutes on Sundays.
22 September - Leuchars Community Choir (The Songbirds) are hosting a Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research in the Coach House Leuchars from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon.
3 October - SSAFA Big Brew at Leuchars Community Centre from 3.00pm to 6.00pm. Home baking, bouncy castles and much more.
10 October – Jazzercise Glow Party, Leuchars Station Community Centre, starts 6.00pm
11 October - Pitcairn Practice Balmullo drop-in Flu Clinic from 09:00 to 12:00.
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.
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.
Leuchars Ministry of Defence Houses
Surplus housing at Leuchars Station is to be rented out to the public, as the MoD looks to make the most of its empty properties. A number of homes are not currently in use due to the smaller number of personnel currently working at the base. The properties are being privately let on a short-term basis meaning the housing could be made available for armed forces personnel if more were to be stationed at Leuchars in the future.
A long-time servant to the Community Council in Leuchars has been presented with a certificate to commemorate her sterling work over the years. Carroll Finnie was a member of the Community Council for nearly 16 years and was chairwoman for much of that time before she recently stepped down.
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Scots DG), based at Leuchars are to be deployed to Cyprus as part of a UN peacekeeping force. The deployment will run from October to April and their task will be to maintain peace and stability in a 180km buffer zone between the Turkish and Greek areas.