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WWF’s Earth Hour 2017, Saturday, 25th March, 8.30pm

It’s not just about an hour of darkness, it’s about a brighter future. Earth Hour is having a real and lasting impact beyond the hour.
Sign up today and show your support for tackling climate change and the switch to a better energy future.


Earth Hour is not about how much energy is saved during the hour. Rather, it’s a chance to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet, and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainable


On Saturday 25th March 2017 at 8.30pm, thousands of people from across Scotland will join millions around the world in turning off their lights for one hour in a huge, symbolic show of support for action on climate change and for a more sustainable future. In 2016, all Local Authorities in Scotland signed up and took part and since it first began in Sydney Australia in 2007, the number of countries taking part in Earth Hour has grown to over an incredible 172 countries and territories – a number that keeps rising every year!


Fife Council has signed up to Earth Hour 2017 and plans to turn off the lights in key buildings in the largest towns in Fife for 1 hour.

These buildings are:

Bankhead Central, Glenrothes

Fife House, Glenrothes

Town House, Kirkcaldy

City Chambers, Dunfermline

County Buildings, Cupar


Please join in, tackle climate change, reduce carbon emissions, save energy, and your money.

To find out more and access the Earth Hour Toolkit and to sign up visit



Burntisland Energy Masterplan March 2017


This pilot project worked in partnership with the local community in Burntisland, Fife, with the aim of reducing fuel and mobility poverty and reducing carbon emissions. Through a series of consultation meetings and workshops together we mapped the ‘whole energy system’ for Burntisland looking at heat, electricity and transport options including storage opportunities. The project brought in external expertise to enable the community to understand their energy demands and to work collaboratively to map agreed low carbon solutions

The priorities and ideas contained within this Community Energy Masterplan were developed by the local community. The main output from this project is the creation of a local Energy Masterplan for Burntisland to support the development of a locally-planned sustainable energy system. As part of this, the following topics have been considered:

  • Linking local energy demand with local renewable energy generation;
  • Energy storage potential in Burntisland;
  • Delivering renewable heat and electricity to customers in Burntisland;
  • Demand side management options for Burntisland;
  • Sustainable travel options for Burntisland; and
  • The potential for co-location / combining technologies for example wind and solar.

The transition to a low carbon economy and energy system will have multiple benefits beyond just reducing carbon emissions. It is hoped that the following outcomes can be realised by the development of a Community Energy Masterplan for Burntisland:


Here are the latest events planned in Burntisland as part of this Masterplan


Wednesday 1st March 5 – 7.30pm

Burntisland Energy plan outcomes meeting.

Sands Hotel, Burntisland.

Free vegetarian chilli and chicken curry served.  (Bar available)



Thursday 9th March 6 – 8pm

Do you have a hard to heat home or high energy bills?  Join us to hear solutions and help available.

Energy Efficiency event by Greener Kirkcaldy and Cozy Kingdom

Venue old Local Office, High Street, Burntisland.

(Free hot food and drinks)



Tuesday14th March 5.30 – 7.30pm

Funding workshop, funding a local project/developing a strong business case.

Delivered by First Port

Venue old Local Office, High Street, Burntisland.

(Free hot food and drinks)



Saturday 18th March 2 – 4pm

Burntisland Masterplan Next Steps workshop.

Venue old Local Office, High Street, Burntisland.

 (Free hot food and drinks)



Saturday 25th March 2 – 4pm

Burntisland Energy Masterplan and travel plan, Final Project presentation with next steps.

Toll Centre, Burntisland.

(Free hot food and drinks)


For further details please contact Carolyn Bell, email 

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