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Fires set as underage drinkers gather at popular Fife beach

May 20 2018

Parents were urged to ensure they know their children's whereabouts following fires, disruption and underage drinking at a Fife beach. Firefighters had to deal with a blaze in gorse near the Silver Sands and one youngster was arrested in connection with a breach of the piece. Police also found a bag of cannabis and broken bottles and said alcohol had been stolen from a nearby shop. Warnings have previously been issued about young people putting themselves and others in danger at the beauty spot. Warm weather brought a crowd of teenagers to the beach, which is popular with families, on Saturday evening and the gathering resulted in what were described as "appalling" scenes. South West Fife Police said on social media: “Parents, where was your child this evening?” https://twitter.com/SWFifePolice/status/997952256036229120 Firefighters were drafted in shortly before 7pm to extinguish a blaze in gorse, in an area stretching 65 ft. The police Tweet said: “More youth disorder at Silver Sands in Aberdour this evening. Drinking alcohol, smashing glass and starting fires. @PoliceScotland and @fire_scot had to attend once again. Totally unacceptable.” They also appealed for information about the theft by a young male of alcohol from the Purple Shop in Main Street. And they confirmed a male youth had been arrested, accused of breaching the peace. A further Tweet with a photograph of a bag of cannabis stated: “If you ran away from us earlier on in Aberdour you may have dropped something. Missing anything like a mobile phone or this bag of cannabis? All items safely lodged at Dalgety Bay with us. Feel free to drop by and discuss.” In August last year, The Courier reported a warning from a senior police officer to parents to ensure children knew the dangers of drinking in coastal locations after a spate of anti-social behaviour at the beach. Sergeant Gordon Hood feared youngsters under the influence of alcohol may be less aware of the hazards of open water and the adjacent cliffs. He also said that many young children using the beach had cut their feet on shards of glass left behind.

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Fife’s transport, tourism and innovation in Tay Cities Deal

December 8 2017

A string of projects located in north-east Fife form part of the Tay Cities Deal submission for £1.83 billion of investment. A key component is further development of the University of St Andrews’ Eden Campus, in Guardbridge, which it is intended will become an innovation centre for up to 130 start-up businesses. They also include improvements in road and rail infrastructure and new marine tourism facilities. Elements located in the kingdom were mapped out to councillors during an update on the bid which it is hoped will bring up to 15,000 jobs to Dundee, Angus, Perth and Kinross and north east Fife over the next 20 years. They include new pontoons  in St Andrews and Tayport and moorings in Newburgh as part of the wider Tay Adventures project. It is hoped an options appraisal, feasibility and design work will be funded for improvements to the A92 between the Tay Road Bridge and Preston roundabout, at Glenrothes. Feasibility studies are intended to be reviewed or updated for rail halts at Newburgh or Oudenarde, near Perth, and elsewhere and for a rail link at St Andrews. Funding is also sought for the link road and bypass for the St Andrews West and Cupar North strategic expansions to “unlock development”. The ABC Smart Ticketing system, in which tickets can be used on buses by any operator, will be extended south of the Tay and the area will benefit from business support including a shared apprenticeship scheme. Fife Council senior manager Gordon Mole said: "The Tay Cities ambition is to ensure that the economic region plays its part in ensuring Scotland meets its ambitions to be a country with an international outlook and where growth is based on innovation and new ways of doing things better. "At the core of this strategy is a will to ensure that everyone who lives in the Tay Cities region benefits, and that no one who is able to participate is left behind. "Fife and regional projects form part of the submission for the Tay Cities Deal. However,  projects will need to be assessed and prioritised as business cases for these proposals develop. "This is to ensure a fit with a strong regional proposition that meets the ambitions for greater employment and GVA growth, and the investment priorities for the UK and Scottish governments."  

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Compostable carrier bag trial could see Fife shoppers ditch plastic version

February 26 2018

Plastic carrier bags could be ditched by Fife shoppers for compostable versions if a trial in Cardenden is successful. A feasibility study is to be conducted which could lead to a three-month pilot of compostable carriers. Lochgelly, Cardenden and Benarty councillor Rosemary Liewald, who called for the action, said if the swap proved popular among Cardenden shops and their customers it could be extended across the kingdom. More than 800 of the Co-op’s stores across the UK already offer the more environmentally-friendly bags, which are said to be more than strong enough to carry even heavier groceries such as potatoes and milk. Ms Liewald said: “There will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050 unless people stop using single-use plastic items, such as plastic bags, according to figures cited by the United Nations. “The use of compostable carrier bags has already shown in previous studies carried out by the Co-op to reduce the sale of single-use carrier bags by 64%. “Scotland uses 750 million plastic bags per year which are destined for landfill almost as soon as they are created, and add to the 2.8 million tonne mound of plastic waste produced in the UK every year.” She said that after the trial the results and opinions of those involved and the benefits to the environment would be assessed. There was the potential, she said, for it to be extended to neighbouring towns and villages then into the rest of Fife. Ms Liewald said she had secured the support of businesses RWE and Purvis Group to fund production of 20,000 of the bags for distribution to the village’s shops. The Co-op began using lightweight compostable carrier bags in 2014. Costing six pence, the bags can then be used as food waste caddy liners and turned into compost along with their contents. They are made of a combination of natural materials.

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Alhambra Theatre’s lapsed licence pulls plug on school show

June 23 2016

A school was forced to cancel a performance of its annual musical as pupils prepared to go on stage, when it emerged the theatre’s licence had expired. Excited youngsters from Dollar Academy were about to open their three-day run at Dunfermline’s Alhambra Theatre when their matinee show was cancelled at the last minute. The theatre’s licence expired almost four weeks ago, meaning it was operating illegally. The curtain was scheduled to rise on the pupils’ performance of Chess at 2.30pm but just before 2pm the school announced on Facebook it had pulled the plug due to “unforeseen circumstances”. A new licence was granted at 5pm last night by Fife Council, just in time to allow the evening show to go ahead. Police could have closed down the theatre and the management could have faced a £5,000 fine or three months imprisonment, or both. The horrified chair of Fife’s licensing board, Councillor Bob Young, said no licence meant no insurance. He said: “Imagine the worst case scenario – if a fire breaks out in that place and there is no licence and no insurance. “It’s not just the kids that were going to be in there, the theatre was presumably going to be very busy. “I find it shocking that a company like that with the lawyers it has doesn’t have its licence in place.” The licence expired on May 27 and theatre manager Simon Fletcher confirmed a new licence had not been applied for until June 9. In the meantime, three shows have been performed at the popular theatre, including that of Strictly Come Dancing favourites Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe and a tribute to Cilla Black. On Sunday veteran comic Ken Dodd is due to take to the stage. The council confirmed that reports had been returned by inspecting officials and the licence had been granted. June Barrie, managing solicitor with its planning and licensing service, explained: “In line with our usual practice, we issued a reminder letter and after the licence expired without being renewed, followed this up with a call to the theatre. “An application from the theatre was received on June 9. “For this type of licence we are required to consult council services, the police and the fire service. “The licence cannot be granted until all these bodies have had a chance to consider the application. “This is an annual application process so we encourage theatre operators to apply in advance of the expiry date to avoid this issue.” She explained that the licence would have continued until a new one was granted had the theatre applied before it lapsed. A statement from the theatre said: "Due to an administrative error by its company solicitors the theatre was subsequently late in its application for renewal of the annual theatre licence, however we are pleased that the routine application and all inspections have now been completed. "The theatre is pleased to confirm that the theatre licence has been renewed. "We would like to further apologise for any inconvenience to our patrons today, and we thank the licensing section of Fife Council and the various statutory bodies for their assistance. "All performances, beginning with this evening's performance of Chess, will go ahead as usual. "The trust [Alhambra Theatre Trust] will work with Dollar Academy to make up for today’s disappointment." Dollar Academy’s rector David Knapman said yesterday: “We were told today that due to a lapsed theatre licence public liability inspection the Alhambra Theatre was unable to host this afternoon’s performance of our school musical, Chess. “We are obviously very disappointed. Theatre staff were very apologetic. “The management at the Alhambra Theatre have assured us that they are rectifying the problem this afternoon and that the remaining performances should go ahead as planned.” The school has offered ticket holders refunds or to exchange tickets for another performance. Pupils had been rehearsing hard for weeks for Chess, which features music composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, of ABBA, and lyrics by Tim Rice. They received a message of support from Barbara Dickson, a veteran of the Alhambra stage, who wished them luck for the show.

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New Tay Bridgehead high school plan back in the mix as Madras College solution

May 20 2016

A new secondary school for Fife’s Tay Bridgehead area was put back on the table as a solution for replacing Madras College is sought. Six years after it was ruled out by Fife Council, the region’s Conservative group claimed that two smaller schools could be the answer. Together with refurbishment of Madras College’s existing South Street campus, Conservative councillors stated that it would be the best option for pupils in Tayport, Newport, Wormit and the surrounding area as well as those in and around St Andrews. A long-running campaign for a Tay Bridgehead secondary school was thwarted when the local authority decided that falling pupil populations rendered it unviable. The Madras College catchment area stretches to the Tay coast and hundreds of pupils are bussed daily to and from St Andrews. St Andrews Conservative councillor Dorothea Morrison said: “The best solution for all pupils is a new build school at the Tay Bridgehead and a refurbished Madras College in South Street. “This has been the favoured option of the Fife Council Conservatives for many years as it is the most environmentally friendly option, saves monotonous bus journeys for 67% of the pupils and is in line with the suggested direction of Lord Malcolm, one of the three judges who upheld the appeal lodged by Stepal.” Alternative sites for the new St Andrews school are to be explored while the education department presses ahead with a review of its planning application for Pipeland. The appeal by Stepal [St Andrews Environmental Protection Association Limited] was upheld by the Court of Session in March, quashing planning consent for the Pipeland site in the town’s southern green belt. It prevented construction starting on the long-awaited and desperately-needed £42.7m school more than a decade after plans to bring Madras College onto one site were first mooted. Mrs Morrison also said that careful reconsideration should be given to the North Haugh site for a new Madras College and refurbishment of the school’s Kilrymont Road campus, while throwing the Tay Bridgehead option into the mix. She said: “Madras pupils need a solution quickly rather than wait until their own children are approaching high school. “The fastest way forward may turn out to be an alternative site and there are several.” During last week’s meeting of the council’s executive committee council leader David Ross said 
scrapping the Pipeland plans would only cause more delays. He said: “We’re still committed to a new, single site school for St Andrews. “The Pipeland proposal remains live and we will continue to do the preparatory work to take that 
application forward. “As part of that, it’s likely that would entail a re-assessment of other possible sites.” No particular site was specified for a school in the Tay Bridgehead area.

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St Andrews rail link bid gathers steam with Tay Cities Deal hope

June 18 2017

A case for a rail link to St Andrews could be bolstered by cash from the Tay Cities Deal. Fife Council has requested a share of the £1.84 billion investment for a study into the feasibility of reconnecting the university town to the rail line. Campaign group StARLink said a grant could fund a STAG appraisal, which is necessary for the project to win government backing. A St Andrews rail link is one of 50 projects on a long list for Tay Cities Deal cash, and StARLink pledged to fight to ensure it makes it to the shortlist. The group launched its transport study at an event in St Andrews on Friday, and hopes it will pave the way to a formal STAG assessment. Secretary Dita Stanis-Traken said: "Campaigning will continue until governmental commitment is made. "There will be a St Andrews rail link." More than four miles of track would connect with the main east coast line and allow hourly services to Edinburgh and Dundee. Mr Stanis-Traken said there was now movement amongst authorities towards trains returning to St Andrews. He said: "I'm delighted to say that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sent representatives from Transport Scotland to St Andrews to meet with us to outline the STAG process. "There are now signs that agencies, local and national, are coming forward. "Based on our status as a major destination with potential as a macroeconomic generator, the case for St Andrews rail link is overwhelming." StARLink stressed the need for a railway line to and from St Andrews at the launch of its transport study policy review in the town's Student Union. It said the town has 7,000 commuters daily, many of them university staff, and attracts 650,000 visitors a year, resulting in problems with congestion. Some 14,000 vehicles a day use the A91, the main route into St Andrews from the M90, and more than 1,000 new homes are planned in the St Andrews West expansion. Mr Stanis-Traken said: "We are a global destination reliant on one primary single carriageway road, the most congested road in north-east Fife. "We cannot keep absorbing more and more cars, more and more lorries, more and more people. "If we are going to have more houses, as seems likely, we are going to have even more traffic." He added: "It [a rail link] would future-proof a medieval community designed for pilgrims on foot." The Tay Cities Deal aims to create up to 15,000 jobs in Tayside and north-east Fife with investment from the Scottish and UK governments and their agencies, councils, colleges and universities, and the public, private and voluntary sectors.

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Two youths arrested following serious disturbance in St Andrews

February 25 2018

Two males have been arrested in connection with a disturbance in St Andrews in which two men were seriously hurt. A 16-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal. Two men sustained serious facial injuries in the incident, allegedly involving up to 10 youths in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police offered members of the public reassurance that they were following positive lines of inquiry to identify others involved in what they described as a serious disturbance. Several people dialled 999 as a fight, which started in Playfair Terrace, spilled through the town centre, in Bell Street, South Street and Abbey Street. When police arrived at around 2.40am the injured men were found in Abbey Street. They were rushed to Ninewells Hospital, in Dundee. Detective Chief Inspector John Anderson said: "We would like to reassure the local community that we are continuing to follow positive lines of enquiry to establish the involvement of others in this incident. "I would like to thank the public for their assistance."

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Council Election 2017: St Andrews (Ward 18)

April 25 2017

By the time St Andrews’ next quartet of councillors finish their term the town will have its long-awaited new secondary school. Hopefully... Where the new Madras College should be built is an issue which has divided opinion and dominated debate in the town for several years. With the new preferred site selected at Langlands the town’s new councillors will play a key role in ensuring that children of St Andrews and the surrounding area finally get the new building and facilities they so desperately need. They will also oversee the beginning of the town’s western expansion, which the school is expected to form part of. Consultation has begun on the proposal to build 1,000 new homes, education, commercial and leisure facilities as well as a link road, which will result in a significant increase in the local population. A planning application is expected later this year, and work on site in 2019. With its high property prices and large student population, new housing and affordable housing is in acute demand in St Andrews. But there is equally pressing need for protection of the historic town centre from the impacts of development. St Andrews’ history, its reputation as the home of golf, its ancient university and its stunning beaches make the town a magnet for tourists and, therefore, a key component of Fife’s tourist economy. It is currently represented by all the main parties, with one councillor a-piece from Labour, the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and the SNP. .   Candidate profiles The Courier invited each candidate to submit a short introduction to themselves and, if they wished, a video explaining why they deserve your vote.   Andy Collins (Green) Andy and his family moved from England to Fife six years ago and have settled there. His daughters attend high school and university. He owns two IT companies with a worldwide customer base, one in Fife and one in Oxfordshire. Andy is a trustee of a local environmental charity. He is concerned about the built environment, especially housing estates, which have traditionally been designed to discourage sustainable modes of transport. He said: "If we want to build sustainable communities, we need a better approach to infrastructure planning. Greens believe in real local democracy and that St Andrews should have more control over its own affairs.”   Clare Fisher (independent) Clare is a qualified community learning and development practitioner with over 23 years of senior management service in the local authority and voluntary sectors. She has worked for and with all sectors of the community from pre-fives to older community members. She has run community centres, drugs clinics, health projects, homeless interventions, libraries, training schemes, crèches, children’s activities, breakfast clubs, teenage parents group, family activities, older people lunch groups, adult learning classes to youth activities and much more. She said: “I have effectively worked in and with some of the most affluent and also some of the most deprived communities in Scotland. I know how councils work and how they can work for the benefit of all constituents.”   Jane Ann Liston (Lib Dem) A long-term resident of St Andrews and a double graduate of its university who represented part of the town on Fife Council for 12 years, Jane Ann’s priorities for the ward are getting the new Madras College open as soon as possible, ensuring the adequate provision of affordable housing, especially for rent, protecting the environment and improving transport facilities, being a long-time campaigner for cycling and public transport, including rail connections to St Andrews. She is also passionate about safeguarding St Andrews’ unique heritage, to ensure that the area remains a great place to live, study, work and visit.   Mariam Mahmood (Lib Dem) Mariam said she looks forward to spending the next five years representing the interests of St Andrews and Strathkinness on Fife Council. As a student at the university, she has experience of both town and gown so says she can represent the whole community. She promises to do all that she can to have the new Madras College built to a high standard as quickly as possible. She will also prioritise providing affordable housing and keeping it affordable. In doing so, Mariam said she will ensure that the needs of St Andrews and Strathkinness are not muffled by West and Central Fife.   Dr Christopher McKinlay (independent) Christopher was educated at Dundee High School and Dundee University, where he graduated with an MA (Hons) degree and a postgraduate MPhil degree. He was awarded his PhD at Glasgow University. Christopher has lived in north-east Fife for 24 years and spent six years as a local community councillor. He was the Liberal Democrat candidate for St Andrews since March 2016, only to be replaced on the eve of nominations. He was also a candidate for the Scottish Parliament elections in 2016 for Mid Scotland and Fife. Christopher taught at Glasgow University and prior to this worked for the civil service.   Dorothea Morrison (independent) Dorothea has lived in St Andrews for 24 years but said her love affair with the town began decades ago. She said: “On coming to live in the area I joined a number of organisations which led me to stand as a councillor for Fife Council. "My involvement in various aspects of local life has given me the experience and knowledge needed to be a good councillor. "Planning really interests me but top of my list should I be re-elected will be housing and thinking outside the box on ways to fit everyone in without massive expansion of the town.”   Dominic Nolan (Conservative) Dominic grew up in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire and moved to St Andrews at the age of 18 to study economics and international relations at the town’s university. He joined the Scottish Conservative and Unionists shortly after his move to St Andrews and shortly after the Scottish independence referendum. In his third year at St Andrews University, he hopes to carry on studying there after completing his undergraduate degree. He said: “I hope to be elected to give back to the town that I have come to love and has given so much to me.”   Brian Thomson (Labour) Brian, 44, was born and brought up in St Andrews. Married with three children, his key aim is that the current generation of young people get the same opportunities as he did when growing up. He said: "St Andrews is a great place to grow up in.  We have a world-class university, world-class golf facilities open to all, and we’ll soon have a fantastic new secondary school building. "It’s important to protect our heritage, but also plan for the future.  In my five years as a councillor that has been my objective, and I hope you support me to build on that record."   Colin Veitch (SNP) After nearly 20 years in the cultural sector working in international galleries and theatre and festival venues, Colin moved to Fife 16 years ago to help manage the opening of the Byre Theatre. He said: “My experience in international festivals mixed with youth and community work and community development will be helpful in the international town of St Andrews with its broad cultural mix and its diversity of priority concerns. "My priorities have always been about finding positive creative solutions to maximise any benefits to the community and to push for the best possible outcomes for the most vulnerable groups in society.”   Ann Verner (SNP) Ann was born in St Andrews and has lived and worked in Strathkinness for 33 years, initially as postmistress, then running a successful B&B for the last 23. During this time, she has served on many community committees, ranging from PTAs and being a trustee of the local village hall to membership of the St Andrews fundraising branch of the RNLI. She said: “Through these things I have seen what is good but what also can be improved. By voting SNP in May you can be assured that every vote is a vote to protect the vital services we all depend on.”

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Tayport solar farm connection delay threat to subsidy

February 3 2017

A solar farm near Tayport could lose government subsidy after councillors delayed giving the green light for its connection to the grid, it has been claimed. Around 5,000 panels are to be installed west of Kirkton Barns Farm but developer Sel PV 03 warned that unless the go-ahead was given on Wednesday to lay an underground cable connecting the site to a substation at Pickletillum it would lose the subsidy. Although it approved the laying of a cable for another solar farm at Cameron, members of Fife Council’s north-east Fife area committee deferred determination of the Kirkton Barns planning application due to a legal challenge to information in the firm’s land ownership certificate. There was also criticism from Tay Bridgehead councillor Tim Brett of what he said was poor consultation over the scheme and a failure to offer a community benefit payment. He said: “This particular developer has not adequately consulted with the community. A whole series of questions were asked and no answers given. “The community does not understand why it is being treated differently to others.” Financial contributions such as those offered to nearby Wormit, where a solar farm has been built by another company, were usual for such developments, he said. He said: “We have not had an offer for this particular development. This has caused considerable concern to the residents who live along this particular route. “Some form of contribution would go some way to hopefully putting right the problems that might occur.” A joint letter of objection from several residents of Kirkton Barns said there was no demonstrated benefit to the community who would suffer the inconvenience of having cables laid along the Q3 road while the applicant would gain substantially. Planning permission was given for the solar farm itself in 2015 to Green Power Consultants. Planner Ewen Campbell said: “The proposal for an underground cable would not have a long term impact in the community or wider environment. “It would not be appropriate to insist on a contribution in this instance.” The five-megawatt solar farm south of Cameron Reservoir will be connected to a substation in St Andrews.

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PICTURES: Markinch sets Fife’s Highland games calendar marching

June 5 2017

The sun shone as Fife’s first Highland games of 2017 brought the skirl of pipes and the beating of drums. Crowds filled John Dixon Park for Markinch Highland Games, which includes Scotland’s oldest pipe band contest. The popular event included a full programme of traditional competitions, including track and field athletics, heavy events, cycling, Highland dancing, piping and a drum major contest. There was also a series of fun races for children and adults, funfair rides, trade stands and stalls. People travelled far and wide to attend the games, although few further than the mayor of Canada’s Markinch. Bob Fenwick, mayor of Markinch in Saskatchewan, came more than 3,700 miles to preside over the event with chieftan, local piper Sandy Imrie, bringing some locally-branded souvenirs to hand out. His connection with the village began when he visited during a trip to the UK in 2014, having previously been interviewed by the local radio station Kingdom FM. Games organisers thanked him for his attendance with a salute to he and the chieftan in the march past of massed bands which provided the finale. Attention turns to Cupar and Strathmore as they host their Highland Games next, the former at Duffus Park on Saturday and the latter at Glamis Castle on Sunday. Others this month include Newburgh, at Robbie's Park on June 17, and Ceres, at Bow Butts on June 24. RESULTS [ATHLETICS] OPEN 90m-Marcus Archer, Aberdeen AC 9.94 2 Kieran Reilly Lasswade AC 3 Kyle Potts Hawick. 200m-1 Kieran Reilly 20.38 2 Marcus Archer 3 Kyle Potts. 400m-1 Ewan Bradley, Inverness 49.08 2 Ben Grant, Pitreavie AC 3 Rory Anderson, Hawick. 800m-1 Sarah Ross, Pitreavie AC 1:53.97 2 Ewan Bradley 3 Matt Dougall, Gala 1600m-1 Aiden Thomson, Central AC 4:21.65 2 Greg Walker, Hawick 3 Derek Scott, Hawick. 3200m-1Aiden Thomson, Central AC 9;46.93 2 Rebecca Burns, Edinburgh AC 3 Greg Walker, Hawick 90m Open Invitation -1 Marcus Archer 10.002 Kieran Reilly 3 Ross Borthwick, Hawick 90m Veteran Invitation 90-1 Willie Bates, Tullibody 10.42 2 Colin Christie, Livingston 3 Walter Hunter, Falkirk. 90m Women's Invitation-1 Rianna Sterricks, Leithenburn 10.53 2 Natasha Turnbull, Peebles 3 Samantha Turnbull, Peebles. YOUTHS 90m-1 Sam Archibald, Leithenburn 10.23 2 Struan Wells, Leithenburn 3 Nairn Wells, Leithenburn. 200m -1 Struan Wells 23.37 2 Sam Archibald 3 Samantha Turnbull, Peebles. 400m- 1 Rouben Thomson, Aberdeen 47.97 2 Aaron Glendinning, Leithenburn 3 Erin McFarlane, Pitreavie AC. 800m-1 Edward Lecrivain, Abereen 1:54.53 2 Caleb McLeod, Pitreavie AC 3 Gaspard Lecrivain, Aberdeen. 1600m -1 Edward Lecrivain 4:36.34 2 Kyle McFarlane, Pitreavie AC 3 Caleb McLeod 90m Youth Invitation-1 Sam Archibald 10.66 2 Struan Wells 3 Sean Bates Tullibody CYCLING-OPEN 800m Fife Championship-1 Steve Jackson, Glasgow 2 James Melville, Dumbarton 3 Charles Fletcher, Grantown-on-Spey. 8000m SHGA Championship-1 Charles Fletcher 2 Steve Jackson 3 James Melville. DEIL TAK THE HINDMOST-1 Charles Fletcher 2 Gavin Shelley, Dumfries 3 James Melville, Dumbarton. YOUTHS 800m- 1 Jamie Penny, Newport 1:17.75 2 Ross Birrell, Dalgety Bay 3 Alex Ball, Lothian 1600m- 1 Rouben Thomson, Aberdeen 2:40.50 2 Gregor Freeman, Lothian 3 Alexander McLeod, Aberdeen HEAVY EVENTS 16lb SHOT-1 Lukasz Wenta, East Kilbride 59' 1'' 2 Lorne Colthart, Blair Atholl 3 Scott Rider, London 22lb SHOT - 1 Lukasz Wenta 46' 4'' 2 Scott Rider 3 Lorne Colthart, Blair Atholl 28lb Weight for Distance- 1 Scott Rider 90' 1'' 2 Sinclair Patience 3 Lukasz Wenta 16lb Hammer -1Scott Rider 140' 3'' 2 Lukasz Wenta 3 Lorne Colthart 22lb Hammer - 1 Lorne Colthart 113' 3'' 2 Lukasz Wents 3 Scott Rider 56lb Weight for Height - 1 Lukasz Wenta 16' 6'' 2 = Scott Rider & Curtis Durocher, Canada Caber -1 = Scott Rider & Lukasz Wenta 3 Lorne Colthart PIPE BANDS Grade 1 - 1 MacKenzie Caledonian Grade 2 - 1 McKenzie Caledonian 2 The Highlanders  [4 Scots] 3 Portlethen & District. Grade 3 - 1 Portlethen & District 2 The Highlanders [4 Scots] 3 Wallacestone & District Grade 4/Novice Juvenile A  - 1 Bowhill & District 2 3rd Batallion Royal Regiment of Scotland 3 Kirkcaldy & District Grade 4/Novice Juv B 1 Grampian & District 2 Kelty & Blairadam 3 Camelon & District Adult Drum Majors- 1 Graham Wilson, City of Edinburgh 2 Michael Binder, Stockbridge 3  Kenny Forbes, Vale of Atholl Junior Drum Major- 1 Eve Llewyn, Camelon & District 2 Leah Harrower Cassell, Royal Burgh of Stirling. SOLO PIPING Senior Pibroch-1 Brian Lamond, Dunfermline 2 Edward Gawl, Dundee 3 William Rowp, New Zealand Senior MSR - 1 Ben Duncan, Edinburgh 2 Brian Lamond 3 Dan Nevans, Glasgow Junior Pibroch - 1 Lewis Kumsell, Livingston 2 Hazel Whyte, Larkhall 3 Brodie Watson-Massey, Edinburgh Junior MSR - 1 Robbie Mac Isaac, Falkirk 2 Lewis Russell, Livingstone 3 Brodie Watson-Massey

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