A proud year for Fife
Published: Monday 03 Dec 2007 by Fife Council
Provost Frances Melville at the Maggie's Centre in Kirkcaldy
IN THE short time I have been Provost, I have met many wonderful people across the region involved in all sorts of projects and have learnt much more about Fife's diverse communities.
It is always difficult to single out achievements in a year of many successes achieved by talented and hard-working citizens, making Fife a place of which we should be proud.
Here are just a few - the magnificent feat by Falkland in Bloom, winning the Entente Florale Gold Medal Award; Lorraine Clark, a young apprentice with Fife Council, winning the Scottish Modern Apprentice Award and the Fife Sports Disabled Team winning the team award for the Scottish Track and Field events for the Disabled.
Along with those successes, there have also been times for reflection and remembrance.
This year saw the 40th anniversary of the Michael Pit Disaster and the 50th anniversary of the Lindsay Colliery Disaster.
There was also the sharp and sad reminder of the war in Iraq, as two more young Fifers lost their lives whilst on active service.
It was a proud moment, therefore, to be able to present to the Black Watch a photographic album as a magnificent record of the Freedom of Fife ceremony held last year.
May I wish you all a very happy Christmas and prosperous and healthy New Year.
Provost of Fife
Archived Feature originally published 03 Dec 2007 - 27 Dec 2007