The Links

Notes by Keddie Law (October 2008)
Even in this small area of the Links the changes in the last half century have been considerable. Shown here was Burntisland's superb 18-hole putting green, with some of the best putting surfaces around. It was the venue for many a summer competition for adults and youngsters alike. The small green hut where the groundsman gave out putters and balls was later replaced by a brick/rough cast building, which, like the original putting green, has long since been abandoned. The swings and roundabout were added to by a set of boxed swings for the very young and a kind of rocking horse. From where the photographer was standing there used to be a large shelter for summer visitors, but sadly a combination of misuse and vandalism resulted in the building being demolished. In the area to the left of the photograph there used to be a paddling pool, but it too has gone, being replaced by today's colourful water feature. During the early 1960s children were entertained with games on the links by members of the church Seaside Mission, who were based for a few weeks each summer in the Erskine U.F. Church.