Burntisland is a beautiful seaside town on the shores of the Forth estuary. It has had a long and sometimes turbulent history. It is home to the annual Links fair, which is held on common ground in the middle of the town from May through to August. The Links are also the venue for Burntisland's famous Highland Games. Both have contributed to the town's popularity as a holiday destination for many years. Whilst heavy industries such as shipbuilding and the aluminium works are now departed, there is still a major steel fabrication yard providing work for local people.


The town is extremely well served for amenities with a first class primary school, a well stocked library, a modern swimming pool, a leisure centre, a nearby large caravan site, excellent shops and service providers, all with free and plentiful parking. It is the proud possessor of a Blue Flag beach with a long raised promenade overlooking magnificent white sand and panoramic views over to Edinburgh. The sheltered bay provides a safe environment for paddling children as well as facilities such as a free ramp for the launch of leisure craft, (subject to tide). The clean up of the River Forth has seen the return of much wildlife associated with clean water.


Burntisland Heritage Trust and Scotland's Museum of Communication are based in the town centre, and both have exhibitions during the summer. The Heritage Trust also provides free guided heritage walks, which introduce visitors to notable buildings such as Rossend Castle and the 16th century Parish Church.


Burntisland is well served by public transport links with half-hourly bus services both east (Inverkeithing, Dunfermline etc.) and west to Kinghorn, Kirkcaldy and Leven. There is a main line rail station with frequent trains to the north and to the south.


Surrounded by beautiful, mainly agricultural, countryside, Burntisland is a natural centre for all sorts of outdoor activities. Fishing is available, both in the Forth estuary and at the nearby stocked fly fishing pond. Golfers will find a handsome 18 hole course just behind the town.


In short, Burntisland has something to offer everyone. It is an ideal location for family life, with Scouts, Guides, Youth Theatre and many different organisations such as churches, to round out the community. To the visitor, the attractions listed above are but a few of the facilities, either in the town or a very short distance away.

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