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Leuchars Community Council

Meetings take place on the first Tuesday of each month at the Community Centre in Leuchars. Local residents are welcome to attend and listen.

*** The April 2016 Community Council Meeting will take place in the Community Centre on 12th April 2016 instead of the 5th April ***

If there is something specific you'd like to raise please contact the Secretary before hand to so it can be added to the agenda.

Correspondence should be addressed to:
The Secretary,
Leuchars Community Council,
9 St Bunyans Place
St Andrews
KY16 0HT

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Statement of Purpose

"... the general purpose of a community council shall be to ascertain, co-ordinate and express to the local authorities for its area, and to public authorities, the views of the community which it represents, in relation to matters for which those authorities are responsible, and to take such action in the interests of that community as appears to it to be expedient and practicable."
Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973

Leuchars Community Drama Group

The Leuchars Community Drama Group (LCDG) is a registered Scottish Charity (SC038059) which is staffed by the ?Crew? made up of volunteers and a fully qualified Drama Tutor. The ?Cast? are made up children aged 5 years (P1) and upwards. The Drama Group meets every Wednesday evening between 6pm and 9pm in the RAF Leuchars Community Centre in Leuchars during School Term time. Visit our website for more details.

Leuchars St Athernase Church of Scotland

Standing proudly above the picturesque village of Leuchars in the historic Kingdom of Fife is the truly remarkable St Athernase Church.

St Athernase Leuchars

Objectives and Activities

Leuchars: St Athernase Church of Scotland is the parish church for the villages of Leuchars, Balmullo and Guardbridge, the hamlet of St Michaels and the housing development of Drumoig. Services are held every Sunday at 11.00am in the church and every Sunday except the first of the month at 9.30am in Burnside Hall, the community hall in Balmullo. There are additional services in the church during Holy week and at Easter and occasional midweek worship in the Coach-house (meeting rooms) which is adjacent to the church. The Remembrance Sunday service in the church is held jointly with chaplains and personnel form RAF Leuchars.

Twice a year, in September and February, the uniformed youth organisations (Scouting and girl guiding) are invited to worship in either Burnside Hall or the church, these services being styled to suit children and young people. The Sunday Schools meet during school terms at both Burnside Hall and the church. 3beebies (for parents and under-3s who have been baptised or blessed) meets on the first Friday morning of the month in the Coach-house. Youth activities occasionally take place in the Coach-house, Burnside Hall or the manse (7 David Wilson Park, Balmullo). In collaboration with clergy and members of the church at RAF Leuchars, the minister and several volunteers run a Christian after-school club in Leuchars Primary School on Wednesdays.

The church is open to visitors every day during the period of British Summer Time. On Tuesdays during July and August members of the church are on hand to give guided tours. There are also leaflets, booklets and postcards available to visitors. In 2007 over 1,200 people signed the visitors’ book, of whom about 40% were from overseas and about 5% were children. Two classes each from Leuchars Primary and Balmullo Primary came to the church, where the minister was on hand to provide information on the use of the church and its history.

On Monday evenings from October to March the Guild meets in the Coach-house. The Guild is part of a Church of Scotland wide organisation open to women and men. St Athernase Guild hosts a varied programme of speakers and is active in fundraising for the congregation as well as nationally nominated projects.

On Tuesdays volunteers run a café on the ground floor of the Coach-house, providing tea and coffee and home baking (plus soup in the winter). On Wednesday afternoons during the autumn and winter the Coach-house is open to those who wish to play whist or dominoes.

The bible study group meets at the manse every second Thursday during school terms. The choir meets to rehearse in the Coach-house on Thursday evenings.

Approximately once a year an adult education programme is run, either in the Coach-house or the manse. This takes the form of a presentation followed by questions and discussion; the presentation may be from a video or DVD. The minister is assisted by elders in the running of these programmes and they are open to church members and non members, with efforts being made to invite those in the latter category.

There is a planned programme of social and fundraising events aimed at the whole community, using the church, Coach-house, Henderson Hall, Leuchars (owned by Lodge Earlshall), Burnside Hall and Balmullo Bowling Club. Proceeds from such events may be directed inwards to the maintenance and improvement of church premises or outwards to charity. The congregation fill shoeboxes for Blythswood Care at Christmas and last Christmas (2007) over forty selection boxes were donated to Home-start Fife for children of families in need. About four Traidcraft stalls are held every year, plus two Fair Trade breakfasts on Sundays before worship. We aim to keep a balance between helping those close to home and those further afield.


Leuchars Youth Association

phone: (01334) 839471 Ext 7441
Activities: To provide the youth of Leuchars / Guardbridge / St Michaels area of North East Fife with a safe environment in a Youth Club setting.

Servite Court Care Home for the elderly

Tentsmuir Forest

The open, mature pine forest with its towering trees is a great place to explore by bike or on foot. You can follow one of the waymarked trails, or plan a longer day out and take a circular route which links to Tayport Heath and Morton Lochs.

There is car parking at Tentsmuir car park, however the car park is locked overnight and the times of closure vary throughout the year. Check on entry. Please note automatic pay barrier requires £1 coin. Children's play area, toilets and picnic areas are all located close to the car park.

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Tentsmuir Map

Tentsmuir & Eden Estuary Map

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About Leuchars
Leuchars is located on the east coast of Scotland in Fife, near St Andrews.

St Andrews University is just 6 miles from Leuchars.

Leuchars has good bus and rail links. The railway car park has recently been upgraded and accommodates more parking spaces. A covered walkway is also in situ. There are busses every 15 minutes to Dundee and St Andrews.

A ten-minute drive leads to Tentsmuir Forest and Kinshaldy Beach beyond. Enjoy miles of clean, sandy beaches.

Dundee and St Andrews are within easy commuting distance.

Dundee, Scotlands 4th largest city offers Cinemas, a leisure centre, Ice rink, Repertory Theatre, and for the ladies shops galore.

Nearby St Andrews has a leisure centre, Byre Theatre and Cinema.

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