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).