Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award 2011

In this years Scotsman/Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards, our very own Tom Morton has made the shortlist of 4 contending for the prestigious Environmental Award.
Tom has built one of Scotland’s leading environmental design practices, Cupar based, Arc.
Tom’s new buildings progress the agenda for affordable and healthy Eco-homes. His work on NHTT’s CaRB project, is used as a best practice model by the Energy Saving Trust. His major report on using plants to protect buildings is to be published by Historic Scotland this month.

Tom doesn’t know that I’ve started this campaign so please do go to and vote for him. Once you vote, you’ll automatically be entered into a prize draw for a luxury weekend away.

King George V Park, Letham

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On Wednesday 5th October 2011, King George V park was finally re-opened after a 3 1/2 year project to breathe some new life into a tired old park. Master of Cermonies was David Hamilton, Chair of the Community Council but the actual cutting of the ribbon was done by Cllr Andrew Arbuckle. The stars of the afternoon were however the dozens of children from the Secret Garden Playgroup and Letham Primary who joined in the fun cheering on the many people who had made the project happen.

The park now has a great range of play equipment and adult exercise machines but the highligt has to be the clay shelter that replaces the rotting wooden shelter.

This was a superb example of multi-agency and community funding coming together to make Letham a better place. Attached is the “Fairy Tale of Letham Park” which includes all the people involved in the project.

Additionally Peter Cuthbert from Angle Park deserves a special mention for his help and supply of the shelter building materials.

On Yer bike and have a coffee!

Dr Bike (Daves bike Shed Aberdour) will be at the Letham Coffee Morning in the Village Hall on

Saturday 8th October 1000-1200

doing FREE checks on all Letham bikes to:

  • check tyres and inflate if necessary;
  • check steering and seating;
  • put bike onto the workstand;
  • check the operation of brakes and gears and make minor adjustments.

This will get your bike safe and on the road again and ready for use on the new cycle routes currently being built around the NHTT area. For work requiring parts special Letham prices apply…

Click here to learn more and see the flyer