This website is owned by me - Iain Sommerville, a resident of Burntisland. It was started as a personal hobby in the early months of 2000. At that time there wasn't a great deal of online information available about Burntisland, and I had some material which could be uploaded fairly quickly. The website has grown considerably since then. Many of the additions (including a lot of photos) have come from visitors, and I'm very grateful to everyone who has contributed.
In November 2011, I made changes to the 'Recent Photos'. I removed the collection of 66 low resolution photos and in their place added 349 higher resolution photos, divided into nine categories. At the same time I added thumbnails to the 'Old Photos' page. In the same month, because of constraints on server capacity and bandwidth usage, the website was moved to a new hosting company.
The website also now includes a section which is the official web presence of Burntisland Heritage Trust. In addition, I try to keep the local links page comprehensive and up to date.
The website has always been, and will remain, non-commercial. However, as there are frequent searches of the website for accommodation, I've included links on the local links page to separate accommodation directories which include Burntisland.
I should add that I am a Trustee of Burntisland Heritage Trust. However, this website pre-dates my becoming a Trustee and continues as before - as an independent and broadly based project.
Addendum: in April 2017, I transferred some personal family history pages to a self contained corner of this website. They include information on the Japps of Dalgety Parish; Dr James Mitchell (1793-1869) of New South Wales; and James Lothian Mitchell (1863-1908) of Burntisland. They can be viewed by clicking here.
Website design, testing, and known problems:
Website display: One of the easiest ways to change the way a webpage is displayed is to use the browser's 'Zoom' setting. This can be found on the 'View' menu of Internet Explorer and Firefox. It is the easiest way to change the size of the text.
Bookmarking pages: This site uses frames, and the usual method of bookmarking individual pages will probably not work. I haven't found a way to bookmark pages with Chrome, Opera or Edge, but here's how to do it with Firefox and Internet Explorer:
If you have problems with the website:
Webpage by Iain Sommerville;
Help on bookmarking this page.