Village design guides planned for East Neuk

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The East Neuk of Fife Preservation Society celebrated its 50th birthday by holding its AGM at Kellie Castle.

In his speech of welcome the chairman, Dr Jim Carstairs, pointed out what a suitable venue this was as the Society has had a long association with Kellie and many members regard it as the Society’s spiritual home.

After a short business meeting the chairman outlined an ambitious new project to produce design guides for the villages of the East Neuk.

The booklets will describe the natural and man-made features which make the East Neuk such an attractive place and will attempt to draw up guidelines to ensure that future developments enhance rather than detract from the beauty of the area.

He then introduced Charles McKean, professor of archaeological history at the University of Dundee, who gave a most interesting talk suggesting how the Society might start such a project.

His talk was illustrated with examples from all over Scotland and elsewhere.

The evening was rounded off with a party where wine, canapes and birthday cake were served.