Silver lining for Aberdour beachfront cafe at last

Provost Frances Melville officially opened the new cafe at Silver Sands, Aberdour
Provost Frances Melville officially opened the new cafe at Silver Sands, Aberdour

THE new cafe and toilet facilities at Aberdour’s Silver Sands have been officially opened.

The previous cafe was burned down in June 2005.

Provost Frances Melville officially opened the building last week. at a special ceremony.

Locals identified the key features of the new design through a consultation. Among these features were maximising the sea views and providing a cafe or restaurant which adds value to Silver Sands and operates throughout the year.

They also thought the project should use sustainable practices such as solar panels, light capture, green roof and timber cladding.

Catering for the project, which cost £520,000, will be provided by the Council’s domestic services for the current season.

It is then hoped to re-tender the restaurant over the summer, with the plan to bring in a new private concession for the future to run a year round family friendly restaurant, broadening the scope and use of the facility.

Aberdour Silver Sands has held the Blue Flag for 14 years along with the Seaside Award, which has been consistently held for 18 years.