St Monans mine ‘re-activated’

Mine Re-Activated At St Monans Harbour.''The Shipwrecked Fishermen's Mariners Society (SFMS_) recently appointed St Monans man John kinsman as their new Honorary agent for St. Monans and surrounding areas.''After being appointed the New Honorary Agent for the SFMS John took on the task of reopening the Shipwrecked Fishermen's Mariners Society large collecting Mine situated on the harbour front at St Monans.''The World War 11 Mine which has stood at St Monans Harbour for over 50 years, has historically collected public donations for the Shipwrecked Fishermen's Mariners Society.''However, its collection point was sealed up since 2006 and taken over from the SFMS by the St Monans Community Council.''After negotiations between John, the village Community council, Local MSP and local councillors it was agreed to hand the Mine back into the hands of the Shipwrecked Fishermen's Mariners Society.''Now after repair and refurbishment and painting and new SFMS Plaque replaced the Mine was officially re-opened on Thursda
Mine Re-Activated At St Monans Harbour.''The Shipwrecked Fishermen's Mariners Society (SFMS_) recently appointed St Monans man John kinsman as their new Honorary agent for St. Monans and surrounding areas.''After being appointed the New Honorary Agent for the SFMS John took on the task of reopening the Shipwrecked Fishermen's Mariners Society large collecting Mine situated on the harbour front at St Monans.''The World War 11 Mine which has stood at St Monans Harbour for over 50 years, has historically collected public donations for the Shipwrecked Fishermen's Mariners Society.''However, its collection point was sealed up since 2006 and taken over from the SFMS by the St Monans Community Council.''After negotiations between John, the village Community council, Local MSP and local councillors it was agreed to hand the Mine back into the hands of the Shipwrecked Fishermen's Mariners Society.''Now after repair and refurbishment and painting and new SFMS Plaque replaced the Mine was officially re-opened on Thursda

ST MONANS has ‘reactivated’ its collecting mine at the harbour.

The WW2 mine was sealed up in 2006 and handed over to the burgh’s community council.

The Shipwrecked Fishermen’s Mariners Society (SFMS) newly-appointed honorary agent for the area, John Kinsman, took on the task of getting it re-opened

Now after repair, refurbishment, painting and a new SFMS plaque, the mine was officially re-opened by the deputy leader of Fife Council, Councillor Elizabeth Riches, and Councillor Donald MacGregor who put the first coin into the mine.

Mr Kinsman said: “It would have been a shame if the mine was never used again to collect money for the SFMS which does great work in helping to support those who have given their lives working at sea”.

The refurbishment work on the mine was carried out by John Nisbet Fabrication & Engineering Services of 5 Balcromie Road, Crail and our picture shows Cllr Macgregor (left) with community council vice chair Vic Bland, Cllr Riches and Mr Kinsman (right).