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Issue 81 November 2019

posted 4 Nov 2019, 09:38 by Ian Holmes-Lewis



FIREWORK DISPLAY 2019 

Not many days to go now, but still time for you to buy raffle tickets! Our sponsors, Fife Council, Bandrum Residential Home, Knockhill Motor Racing Circuit, Kingdom Housing Association and Campion Homes, have been very generous but your financial support is very valuable too. 

Tickets will be available on the night and the draw will be made on Friday 15 November. Food and drink will be available at the Golf Club before the display at 7.00pm. We are expecting a good turn out so please respect the tapes and barriers that will be in place, and accept any instructions given by the Stewards. We have to keep people safe! There will be very limited parking in the car park, so please consider walking to the Golf Club. Those coming from further afield should park out on the road. 



SALINE PRIMARY SCHOOL 

We are Layla and Harry, the School Captains, and we will now be taking responsibility for writing the community bulletin. Here is the learning that is happening around the school:

P1-2 are using The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark to support their learning and with P2-3 they are finding out all about the forest and woodlands. They are practising hard for their roles in the Nativity.

P3/4/5 are doing learning all about our solar system as their topic.

P5-6 and P6-7 are learning about war and conflict and enjoyed a trip to the Rothes Hall to see a screening of War Horse. They are now enjoying reading the book.

Each house has a level of responsibility. Here’s what they are focusing on:

Kinneddar are raising money for charity and are thinking about doing charity events like bake sale, dress down, drink stand, guess the baby and a dance-a-thon.

Devonside are focusing on enterprise initiatives and are planning to make Christmas cards to sell at the Christmas fair. They are raising money to invest in PE equipment for the school.

Killernie are helping the school and community to become more eco-friendly. The crisp packets are getting donated to help raise funds for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) but sadly the bottle caps are stopping as Lush, the company that was taking them, has stopped collecting them. We are looking for an alternative though. We are still a recycling point for batteries, toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes.


Sheardrum are focusing on health and wellbeing by helping with zoning in the playground, help organise sports events and to start the tuck shop again. Some ideas are fewer cereal bars and more breadsticks, veg sticks, strawberries, banana, raisins and apples.

Sports Leaders are going to be dividing the playground into zones. The shed is going to be a little quiet reading area, rounders is going to be held in the church grounds every Friday and bench ball is in the playground on Thursdays. We are collecting the Aldi stickers for sport and If we win the 20K prize we would be delighted to use the money to buy a trim trail for the playground. Fingers crossed!

There are now some pupil-led lunch clubs running in the school. Robyn, Amelie and Kali are running an art club and Kelsi, Tenisha, Ella and Alex are running a dance club. Olivia, Ava, Ben, Millie and Eva have received some Kit Bag training and are helping some boys and girls to resolve issues.

I have handed over our entry to the community newsletter as our children are very able to pass onto you what’s going on around the school. I hope you enjoy hearing from them all the exciting things that are happening.

Mrs Perkins 




STEELEND MINER'S CLUB: FORTHCOMING EVENTS 

Friday 15 November: Games Night. Pool, darts and dominoes for £1 per game. Come along for a laugh, food and prizes. 8.00pm.

Sunday 17 November: Christmas Sale. Lots of Christmas ideas, and refreshments available. 1.00pm-3.00pm. 


Sunday 24 November: Simply Arianna (great tribute act). Tickets on sale in club - £10. 3.00pm.

Sunday 8 December: Children's Christmas Party, 1.30pm.

Friday 13 December: Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party, 6.30pm.

Tuesday 31 December: Hogmanay Party - bring in the New Year dancing to Suited and Booted, 8.00pm.

These are some of the events planned and your support would be very much appreciated. The club is open to non-members who are signed in by a member, but why not consider membership as it is only £5 per year? The club is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 8.00pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 3.00pm. 




EXXPEDITION AROUND THE WORLD 

Thank you very much for the generous donation from the Saline Environmental Group towards eXXpedition. I am very excited to be taking part in this scientific research.

I recently finished a degree at the University of Dundee studying Environment Science. During my final year I attended a talk given by Tara Proud of the Marine Conservation Society hosted by Saline Environmental Group. This gave me the idea to research nurdle accumulation on beaches along the Firth of Forth as my dissertation. I was shocked to see the volume of these small plastic pellets on almost every beach I visited. These pellets are used to make the majority of plastic products we use every day and they are released unintentionally into the environment around the world. 



After watching an interview with Emily Penn regarding plastics and chemicals that could be harmful, I discovered that she is the co-founder of eXXpedition, an all-female sailing voyage highlighting the impact of plastic and toxins in our oceans. On 8 October eXXpedition Round the World began - a series of 30 voyages, including 300 women and covering 38,000 nautical miles. I have been lucky enough to be chosen (from 10,000 applicants) as one of those 300 women from around the world. I will set off on Leg 2 from the Azores to Antigua on 28 October on the 3,500-mile voyage. 

[Editor's note: Emily flew out on 25 October to start her amazing voyage.]

I am really looking forward to the trip (apart from the almost inevitable sea sickness)! Hopefully, I will be able to share my photos and experiences on my return. In the meantime, you can follow my journey on the eXXpedition.com website blog.

Emily Butler, Main Street, Saline. 





Editor's Note

The Editor reserves the right to refuse, edit or factually correct all items submitted for publication. All views expressed in this Bulletin are purely those of the author of the item concerned and are not necessarily those of the Editor or of the Communications Group as a whole. 







JIGSAW CLUB 

We are planning to run a jigsaw club/lending library in Saline Golf Club on Wednesdays between 1.00pm and 3.30pm.
It’s free to join and free to borrow! It will be weekly from 20 November. For more information, email jackgeorgejones@yahoo.co.uk or ring 850523.


David Wilkinson 




SURVIVING CHRISTMAS 

The Surviving Christmas and New Year information which has been produced and distributed since 2012 has now gone to print and will be distributed in November. It gives advice and information about support services during the festive period. A small number of copies may be available by emailing shona.mcewan@fife.gov.uk or call 03451 555555 extension 442134.




COMMUNITY PHARMACY 

As reported previously, the public consultation on the Community Pharmacy has been completed and shows overwhelming support for Lisa Duncan’s project. The Community Analysis Report (CAR) that has been prepared has been described by an NHS insider as one of the most convincing they have seen. NHS Fife are now consulting other interests, including pharmacies that might be affected by a new business opening. Interestingly, Oakley, the closest to Saline, has been sold and will be under new ownership from 1 November. 

 Once this exercise is complete, the Health Board will meet to decide. This is expected by February. Lisa expects to be open for business in three months once she has been given the green light!




16th FIFE SCOUT GROUP 

With two weeks of holidays in October, not much has been happening in the Group but the Leaders have enjoyed a well-earned rest.

The Beaver Sleepover planned for November has been delayed until March next year as many of the Beavers are very young and are new to Scouting. The next major event for the Beaver Colony will be the annual District Beaver Christmas Party on Saturday 23 November between 2.00pm and 5.00pm in Abbeyview Community Centre.

Several Cubs were selected to take part in JOTA (Jamboree On The Air) at Fordell Firs in October. There will be a District Fun Day for Cubs, again at Fordell Firs, on Sunday 17 November from 12.00noon to 5.30pm.

At the end of September, Beavers, Cubs and some Scouts took part in the Annual District Sports Day at Pitreavie Sports Stadium.

The Scout Troop is now continuing with Activity and Challenge Badge work along with general Scouting skills. It is still hoped to get camping restarted soon.

Peter Philp, Group Scout Leader 
01383 852612 
116th Fife Scout Group 
Registered Scottish Charity Number SC031132. 





SCOUT POST – CHRISTMAS 2019 

Along with a number of other Scout Groups in Dunfermline and surrounding area, we are offering a Christmas Post for 40p per card. Cards will be accepted for:

Aberdour, Alloa, Alva, Backmuir, Balmalcolm, Bowershall, Blairhall, Buckhaven, Cairneyhill, Carnock, Charlestown, Clackmannan, Coaledge Village, Coaltown of Balgonie, Comrie, Cowdenbeath, Cowstrandburn, Crombie, Crossford, Crossgates, Culross, Dalgety Bay, Dollar, Donibristle Village, Dunduff, Dunfermline, Falkland, Fordell Village, Freuchie, Glenrothes, Gowkhall, Halbeath, High Valleyfield, Hill of Beath, Hillend, Inverkeithing, Kelty, Kennoway, Kincardine-on-Forth, Kinglassie, Kingseat, Leslie, Leven, Limekilns, Lochgelly, Lumphinnans, Low Valleyfield, Markinch, Menstrie, Milton of Balgonie, Muckhart, Newmills, Newton of Falkland, North-Queensferry, Oakley, Pattiesmuir, Pitlessie, Rosyth, Saline, Star of Markinch, Steelend, Strathmiglo, Thornton, Tillicoultry, Torryburn, Townhill, Tullibody, Wellwood. Windygates. 

Cards will not be delivered to any other area.

Local collection points are:

GOWKHALL: Mr Tom McCreary, 39 Dean Ridge, Gowkhall

SALINE: Mrs Gail Clark, 14 Henderson Place, Saline; Mr Peter Philp, 70 Upper Kinneddar, Saline

STEELEND: Mr John Williams, 5 Knockhill View, Steelend (Evenings)

LAST DATE FOR COLLECTION TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER at 5.00pm 




COMMUNITY COUNCIL MATTERS 

A smaller than usual attendance on a cold late-October evening enjoyed lively discussion about a number of issues affecting our lives here in Saline and Steelend. At the beginning of the meeting David Chisholm, Donald Murdoch and Marie Crane were reappointed as Chair, Secretary and Treasurer respectively. The position of Vice Chair is vacant. Some of the issues discussed at the meeting are covered by articles elsewhere in this Bulletin but amongst the remainder the following may be of interest.

Once again road safety was a concern, in particular a number of areas where water is either lying or running across the road surface. These will be dangerous once we start to get freezing weather. These include the road leaving Steelend towards Kelty and the bends on the Oakley Road just beyond Nether Kinneddar House where water seems to be flowing constantly. The junction between the B913 West Road and the road towards Forestmill also has water running across it which may have contributed a three-car crash last week. The concerns will be reported to Transportation.

The concerns about traffic, road safety and flooding are shared by other west Fife villages and the problems were discussed at a recent meeting of the West Fife Villages Forum who will seek to take these matters up with Fife Council at a strategic level. The Forum had also discussed how large groups of young people from Dunfermline and other outlying areas have been gathering in High Valleyfield to use drugs and alcohol. It was agreed that simply displacing the problem is not a solution. An effort has to be made to understand why it happens and to invest in activities for young people that will be attractive to them. Forestry and Lands Scotland will be holding a consultation event for the Blairhouse open cast restoration on 12 November (see details elsewhere). In the meeting Cllr Kate Stewart and Community Councillor Alastair Hamilton explained how the site could become a bio-diversity demonstration project and attract visitors from all over Scotland. On a similar project elsewhere, an on-site laboratory is used by local schools to learn how the big issues of climate change and habitat loss can be tackled. 

The idea will be discussed at the next Liaison Group Meeting. 

The meeting noted with disappointment that the Act of Remembrance on Sunday 10 November will be at about 10.20am, immediately after the Church service rather than at 11.00am, to allow the Minister to attend another service elsewhere. It was agreed that Jean Morris will lay a wreath on behalf of the Community Council. Jacquie Clapperton has volunteered to coordinate the Act of Remembrance next year to include a wreath laying after the 11.00am silence and the later placing of poppies at the cemetery. 

Jim Currie reported that the agents for the former hotel site development had confirmed that the partially completed housing is under offer. Concern was expressed that the construction is beginning to deteriorate. 

Cllr Bobby Clelland reported on the recent event to commemorate the eightieth anniversary of the Valleyfield pit disaster which killed 35 people. Victims came from all over west Fife including 32-year-old Robert Nicholson, described as a ‘brusher’, who lived on North Road, Saline. 

Community Council meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm in Saline Community Centre. They are relatively informal and provide the opportunity for anyone to raise issues and join in the discussion. 

APOLOGY

In the previous Bulletin we incorrectly stated that George Orr’s exercise class on Thursday evening is between 8.00 and 9.00pm. 

It should have said 7.00 and 8.00pm. Our apologies to anyone who was inconvenienced.



SALINE & DISTRICT HERITAGE SOCIETY

Our most recent speaker event was very well attended and gave us a wonderful insight into the life of Mary Queen of Scots. 


Following on from our Scottish theme, our next event is on Wednesday 20 November, What is Burns’ Scotland by Professor Gerard Carruthers. 

Date for your Diary: Saline & District Heritage Society are holding a Festive Fundraising Evening on Wednesday 4 December in Saline Church Hall from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.

  Come along and test your knowledge with our Local History Quiz
  Try your luck at our raffle, featuring some fantastic prizes
  Indulge in some seasonal home baking
  Visit our boutique stall of heritagerelated goodies
  The perfect start to the Christmas period! 7 Doors open from 7.00pm, refreshments will be available, and a warm welcome is guaranteed. 
Linda Moyes 



SALINE & BLAIRINGONE PARISH CHURCH NEWS

Holiday Club: On Monday 21 October, over 30 children, adults and team members spent a most enjoyable (if somewhat exhausting) morning in the church and hall, singing, dancing, listening to stories, making all sorts of crafts, and playing games, finishing off with sharing lunch together. Thank you to all who came along and took part so enthusiastically and helped in any way - we look forward to seeing you all again. 

Sunday 3 November: The morning service will be a joint service with the congregation of Tulliallan and Kincardine. This will be the last service at which the Reverend Ronald Matandakufa will be with us and will be held at 11.00am in Tulliallan Church. The service will be followed by lunch in the church hall when there will an opportunity to express our thanks and good wishes to Ronald and his family. (Anyone requiring transport for this should contact Anne Easton on 852885). 

The Reverend Ronald Matandakufa is to be inducted into the charge of the Kirk of the Holy Rood, Grangemouth on Thursday 21 November. 

Remembrance Sunday, 10 November: This year the service at the War Memorial will take place immediately after the morning service at the church. Anyone wishing to attend who is not able to be at the Church service should be at the War Memorial in the Church grounds by 10.15am. 

Christmas Services 
Sunday 1 December: First Sunday of Advent, 9.30 am, Saline Church. 
Wednesday 18 December: Carol Singing for all at the Golf Club at 6.00pm, followed by mince pies and mulled wine (soft drinks available). 
Sunday 22 December: Family Christmas Service, Saline Church, 9.30am. 
Tuesday 24 December: Christmas Eve Service, Saline Church, 6.30pm. 
Watchnight Service: Carols, Saline Church, 11.15pm. 
Wednesday 25 December: Christmas Day Service, Saline Church, 10.00 am. 
Sunday 29 December: last Sunday of the year, Saline Church, 9.30 am. 



Thank You

We are grateful to Susan Gearing, the owner of The Poodle Parlour Doggy Hotel and Spa here in Saline, for her very generous sponsorship of this edition. 

Details of the services she can provide have been distributed with your Bulletin.
 



Talk

There will be a talk by Professor David Monroe on The Shackleton Expedition to the Antarctic on Monday 25 November 7.30pm in Saline Church Hall, followed by a light supper. Tickets are £5 (with all proceeds going to Guild Projects) and can be obtained from Guild members or at the door on the night. 



GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS?

Come and make Christmas wreaths, tree and table decorations out of willow, greenery and foraged natural materials. Friday December 6 at Saline Community Centre from 3.00pm until 9.00pm. Bring along some evergreens, pine cones and other greenery and berries and create your own decorations. Refreshments and snacks will be on sale. 
This is organised by the Saline Environment and Horticultural Groups. All are welcome to drop in on this FREE event, but donations will be welcome and will go towards planters around the village and covering our costs. 



THE MOON, METEORS, THE NIGHT SKY – AND YOU!

Astronomy for Beginners back by popular demand! Moon, Geminid meteor shower, and star spotting with Isobel Gibson, exploring the special connections between us and the night sky. Meet at the Church Hall at 7.15pm on Saturday 14 December. 

Weather permitting, we will be going outside so wrap up warmly. Soup and refreshments will be provided. 

Please note, numbers are limited. To secure your place, contact Clare on 07913 254456. If there are too many people, we will host a further session in January. 

Children are welcome. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Entry to this event is FREE; we will be asking for donations to cover our costs. 

Organised by the Saline Environment Group 



HAVE YOUR SAY ON ‘CLIMATE FIFE’ 
FIFE'S SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND CLIMATE ACTION PLAN 

Fife Council is developing a sustainable energy and climate action plan (SECAP) and is welcoming views and ideas from everyone in Fife. An online consultation on the draft Climate Fife action plan and the accompanying Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report will be taking place from 28 October – 9 December 2019. Fifers can take part by going to www.fife.gov.uk/climatechange or visiting Fife Council offices to view printed copies at Cupar Customer Service Centre, County Buildings; New City House, Dunfermline; Fife House, Glenrothes; and Town House, Kirkcaldy. 

Feedback from the consultation will be used to shape the action plan and the SEA report and the action plan will be published in February 2020. Over the next two years, projects included in the action plan will be developed in collaboration with the local community to:

 • Move away from fossil fuel vehicles to active travel and low emission transport by the 2030s.
 • Reforest land with native trees to absorb greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
 • Reorganise our settlements and daily lives to reduce the need to travel.
 • Produce enough renewable energy and biomass to meet our energy needs.
 • Find alternatives to gas-fired boilers which will no longer be installed after 2032.
 • Protect communities, who face the greatest risks from extreme weather and flooding.
 • Adapt assets, services, settlements and landscapes to build resilience to existing and future climate extremes.
 • Respond to rising sea levels. 



SALINE COMMUNITY CENTRE

Community Enterprise have completed their feasibility study into the possibility of the community acquiring Saline Community Centre under Fife Council’s Assets Transfer Programme and have concluded that it could be viable. The Community Development Trust will now have to decide whether to make a funding application on behalf of the Community Council to the Scottish Land Fund for money to appoint consultants to carry out a detailed Options Appraisal and prepare a robust Business Plan. 

They will look at a wide range of options, from doing very little work to the building apart from essential repairs and improvements, through to more radical changes to make the building more attractive and accessible, and even phased demolition and rebuilding to create accommodation matched to the uses to which people wish it to be put. 



ACTION PLAN REVIEW

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust have moved into the second stage of their Action Plan Review and everyone is encouraged to complete their questionnaire using a hardcopy available from the Golf Club, Steelend Club, the Church and the Shop, online at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/salineandsteelend, or using the QR symbol below. 



The original Action Plan, to which almost half the households in our community contributed, was extremely important in demonstrating community support when applying for grants. Consequently our 2020 Plan needs the same level of input from local people. Contributions from people who have moved into the villages since the original plan was produced are especially valuable. 




IMPROVE YOUR COMPUTER’S ACCESSIBILITY

AbilityNet supports people of any age, living with any disability or impairment, to use technology to achieve their goals at home, at work and in education. Find out more about their free IT support at home, and free resources including how to improve your accessibility features and make your device easier to use on www.abilitynet.org.uk. 



COULD YOU BE A TRUSTEE? 

As you will read elsewhere in this Bulletin, it will be Saline and Steelend Community Development Trust who will take responsibility for taking forward major projects such as the acquisition of the Community Centre on behalf of the Community Council. 

As a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), it is sufficiently robust legally and financially to acquire land and property, employ people and to manage large sums of money. Membership of the Trust is open to anyone living in the area and it is controlled by a small number of Trustees, including two nominated by the Community Council, most of whom have been involved since it was established in 2013. Taking forward the Community Centre acquisition will require the Trust to demonstrate that it has the appropriate skills amongst Trustees. Community Enterprise will carry out an audit. 

Consequently, the Trust would like to hear from anyone who would consider taking on this role. We are particularly interested in people who have a background in financial services, property management, law, retail, PR and marketing, or simply want to help ensure a sustainable future for our community. 

The responsibilities are not onerous, a SCIO ensures limited personal liability, and the time commitment is modest. Trustees work together to ensure good governance and accountability. 

Please email sscdtmembers@btinternet.com or telephone David Chisholm on 853168 if you would like to know more. 



BLAIR HOUSE OPEN CAST RESTORATION 

Forestry and Land Scotland plan to create a productive and resilient mixed  woodland on the previous opencast coal mine site at Blairhouse near Saline. The new woodland will be a mixture of productive conifer, native broadleaf and open space areas. Existing woodland and water habitats on site will be protected and expanded upon. 

The woodland will be designed with landscape appearance and wildlife habitat connectivity carefully considered. Public access throughout the site will be improved for the benefit of local communities, with the installation of a new path network. 

In order to give local people a chance to comment, they are hosting a community consultation to discuss their plans for planting and management on Tuesday 12 November, 4.00pm-7.00pm, Oakley Community Centre. 




FIFE COUNCIL’S NEW WEBSITE

Fife Council has a new website which is www.fife.gov.uk. You will notice that the Direct has been dropped from the council’s domain name. This is to fall in line with government standards. Anyone who visits the old site (www.fifedirect.org.uk) will be automatically redirected. 

A web chat function on the website is continuing to be piloted, which is currently available on our missed bins and housing advice pages. Included in this initial phase is the first iteration of the link to the national customer account, myaccount. A new www.fife.gov.uk online account will soon be launched, linked to the national mygov.scot, myaccount. This account is a simple, secure way to access a range of Scottish public services and will directly link into the new Fife account, using one username and password. This will make the online services more user-friendly. 

Bulky uplifts will be the first service to be launched on the new website - very soon residents will be able to book and safely pay for this service online at a time that suits them, without calling the Contact Centre, making it easier for local people to book a cost-effective collection of unwanted large items. 

These developments are part of the digital first approach, which will continue to be backed up by phone and face-to-face support for those who need it the most.




 FORTHCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS

Saline Golf Club 
We have free Wi-Fi and BT Sports. 
Food available throughout the year: 
Monday: Closed Tuesday: 11.00am-2.30pm Wednesday: 11.00am-2.30pm Thursday: 11.00am-8.00pm Friday: 11.00am-2.30pm Saturday: 10.00am-2.30pm Sunday: 12.00noon-4.00pm 
Golf Memberships available. Junior Golf Membership only £10 per year. 
Social Membership only £12 per year. 
Bingo every Monday, 7.30pm start. 
Quiz night every Thursday at 8.30pm. £1 entry. 

8 November: Community Council Fireworks Party. 
6.30pm for 7.00pm. Raffle tickets (to pay towards the fireworks) now on sale. 



12 31 November: Echo Beach, 80s Tribute Duo. £10 tickets. 

Steelend Miners Club 
Games Night, Friday 15 November, 8.00pm. Pool, darts and dominoes for £1 per game. Come along for a laugh, food and prizes. 

Christmas Sale, Sunday 17 November, 1.00pm3.00pm Lots of gift ideas. Refreshments available. 

Simply Arianna (a great tribute act): Sunday 24 November, 3.00pm. £10 adult, child £5. Nonmembers welcome. 

Children's Christmas Party, Sunday 8 December, 1.30pm. 

Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party, Friday 13 December, 6.30pm. 

Hogmanay Party, Tuesday 31 December, 8.00pm. Bring in the New Year dancing to Suited and Booted. 

Brownies Every Thursday 6.30pm-8.00pm 
Saline Church Hall 

116th Fife Scout Group 
Beaver Colony Every Friday, 6.00pm-7.30pm 
Cub Pack Every Thursday, 6.30pm-8.00pm 
Scout Troop Every Thursday, 7.30pm-9.00pm 
Explorer Unit Every Thursday, 7.30pm-9.00pm 
Carnock Community Centre, Camps Road, Carnock. 
Open to both boys & girls 

Highland Dancing Classes Tuesdays 4.00pm-5.00pm, 
Thursdays 6.30pm8.00pm. 
Tel Betty on 852610 

Sambangra Drumming Group 
Tuesdays, 7.00pm-8.30pm, £2 
Steelend Club 

Beginner Hatha Yoga Tuesdays, 7.30pm 
£30 / 6 sessions or £6 per class drop-in. 
Saline Community Centre 
Although most equipment such as blocks, bricks and belts are provided, 
please bring a yoga mat. 

Circuit Training Thursdays, 7.00pm-8.00pm, £5. 
Saline Community Centre 

Shieldbank Coffee Shop 
North Road, Saline, Fife, KY12 9LN 
Hot and cold drinks, savory toasties, baguettes, cheese tarts, scones, carrot cake etc. 
Open Tuesdays-Sundays from 9.30am-6.00pm. 
Craft Group, Thursdays, 10.00am-12.00noon. 
Photography Group, Fridays, 7.30-9.00pm. 
Tel: 07792 759583 

Shieldbank Riding & Vaulting Club 
North Road, Saline, Fife, KY12 9LN 
Everyone welcome (4 yrs plus) for learning to ride horses and ponies. 
Regular lessons plus special day courses in the holidays. 
Equestrian Vaulting lessons for 5-18 yr olds. 
Please call to book: 01383 852874 

Adult Badminton 
Mondays 7.45pm,Wednesday 1.30pm and 7.45pm 
Saline Community Centre. 
T: 852610 

Craft and Chatter 
Thursdays 10.00am-12.00noon 
Last Friday of month 7.00pm-9.00pm 
Shieldbank Coffee Shop 

Saline & Blairingone Parish Church 
Afternoon Craft Group Every second Tuesday. 
Everyone is invited to join with any sewing, knitting or craft - and enjoy the blether! 
2pm-4pm, Saline Church Hall. 

Saline & Blairingone Parish Church 
Sunday 10 November: Remembrance Sunday Act of Remembrance, 
War Memorial, 10.15am. 
Sunday 3 November: 
joint service with the congregation of Tulliallan and Kincardine, 11.00am, Tulliallan Church, followed by lunch in the Church Hall. 

Saline & Steelend Community Council 
Last Tuesday of each month, 7.30pm Saline Community Centre 

Saline & District Heritage Society 
What is Burns’ Scotland? 
Professor Gerard Carruthers Wednesday 20 October, 7 for 7.30pm 

Saline Church Hall Festive Fundraising Evening 
Wednesday 4 December, 7.00pm to 9.00pm 
Saline Church Hall



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