Survey reveals concerns and hopes for East Neuk town

Pittenweem Harbour
Pittenweem Harbour

Pittenweem folk value their town as a beautiful, friendly place to live with a good sense of community spirit.

Those were the top line findings of a survey carried out over the summer by Pittenweem Community Trust (PICT), which revealed that people also put the local economy and services in a top spot when asked what they valued most about the place. However, the same topics were also the biggest concerns, with most worries surrounding shops, pubs/restaurants, local jobs and fishing.

A total of 112 people took part in the survey, making more than 320 comments.

Unsurprisingly, the local economy and services also figured highly in what people felt needed to be changed, with nearly a quarter wanting more shops and a pub/restaurant.

When it came to improving the environment, around a quarter made suggestions relating to community facilities, with restoring the pool the most popular.

PICT is a community not-for-profit company - to find out more about the group and the survey, go to