Dunshelt

Village Hall
Sunday 3rd October
2.00 – 4.30pm

The DiB team of Liz, Jean, Pauline and Hamish have done an amazing job in maintaining the flower beds and planters around the village, culminating in the achievement of the Beautiful Fife Gold Award. Things move on, however. Hamish has stood down from the group while Liz, Jean and Pauline are winding down their involvement.

We need to look at a new way of keeping all the beds and planters ship shape. The Community Association has proposed a model which puts more emphasis on wider community involvement, and a number of villagers of all ages have already volunteered to take responsibility for a bed or a tub or the herb garden planters. We are looking to expand this so that all the existing garden areas are ‘adopted’

The Open Day is an opportunity to find out how the new model will work, find out what would be involved, and hopefully sign up as a volunteer. So if you are aged between 5 and 95, know roughly what a flower is and would like to see our village continue to look as beautiful as it has in the past then come along for a chat.

Many, many thanks for all your kind wishes, your cards and gifts, and for giving me such a wonderful memory when you all sang “Happy Birthday” to me on that sunny afternoon. I especially loved seeing the children. Your kindness was much appreciated. It was truly a special moment that I will treasure. I have really enjoyed my 100th birthday celebrations, with lots of lovely gifts, cake and, of course, my special birthday wishes from Her Majesty the Queen.

Thank you all once again for your part in making my 100th birthday such a special celebration!

With best wishes, George Carmichael

Many congratulations to Dunshalt resident George Carmichael who celebrates his 100th birthday on 26 April 2021.

George has many memories of growing up in the village which was a very different place in his youth, with no electricity, water from the Well Green, unmetalled roads and thatched houses. He is a keen golfer and began his golf at Auchtermuchty Golf Club in the late 1920s, then at Ladybank after he returned from the war, where he served in the RAF in France and Burma. George attended Bell Baxter High School and also played rugby for the Howe of Fife. His working life was as a professional engineer in Edinburgh.

He returned to the village four years ago to be near his family. He enjoys his walks around the village recalling its many shops and other businesses, his school friends and neighbours and relating his fascinating memories from that time.