Fife Elderly Forum


Do You Have Something To Say On:

  • Housing?
  • Transport?
  • Home Care?
  • Heating Costs?
  • Pension and Benefits?
  • Health Care?

Would you like Fife Council and the Scottish and Westminster Parliaments to know what your views are?

Fife Elderly Forum Executive was established in 1990 to provide a platform for older people to campaign for better rights, services and facilities in Fife.

There are currently 8 Forums in Fife, meeting on a monthly basis to discuss any issues which are having an impact on the lives of their members.

The Forums participate in local and national consultation exercises and are provided with information and advice.

Make sure your voice is heard by joining your local forum.

For further information, please contact the Co-ordinator, John McKendrick, on 01592 643743

Senior Citizens’ Tea Party


 There has been a long tradition of the “Old Folks Tea” in St Monans, a party organised annually, early in the New Year, for senior residents of the community at which they are offered afternoon tea, entertainment and a gift. Over the years the event has been held in various places with this year moving to the new venue of a warm and welcoming Mayview Hotel Function Suite. This year’s party seemed to be greatly enjoyed by all and well attended by nearly 50 guests who were entertained by local young musicians, a slightly older Billy Buchan and all joined together in a sing-a-long. The Community Council were delighted with the good turn-out and look forward to the planning of next year’s event

Photo courtesy of Dave Scott, Links Media.  


St Monans Community Council

Present Members

Elspeth Scott, Chairperson

Ruth  Craib, Secretary

George Brown, Treasurer

Vic Bland, Vice Chairperson

Vicki Salvage, Tom Hughes, Ena Hughes, Billy Buchan, Donald MacEwan and Karen Jones.

St Monans Community Council meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7.30pm in St Monans Church Hall. All members of the public are welcome to attend.

Minutes of previous meetings are published in the East Fife Mail and copies are available to view in the Library, Post Office and Harbour Howff Cafe. We plan to also display minutes on this website.

St Monans Community Council are committed to working towards the enhancement of the lives of the residents of the village and to try to ensure that they are kept informed of new developments in the community. To that end, we plan to use this website as a tool for good communcation with residents.

The New St Monans Book ~ Have You Bought Yours Yet?

Not many years after the end of WW2 a young St Monans woman, Jenny Miller, married and emigrated to New Zealand. Although her life there has been very happy indeed ~ she never forgot her childhood and youth in St Monans. Now in her early eighties she has written a book of her early life as a child of the boat-building Miller family. Jenny Miller MacDonald’s book is full of fascinating glimpses of a St Monans which is very different from the place we know today. Whether you are a local, a new Simmininser, or a visitor – you will find much to interest you in this well-illustrated book.

St Monans: Cherished Memories of a Boatbuilding and Fishing Village in the East Neuk of Fife is being sold for Auld Kirk funds. Copies cost £5.oo and can be obtained from St Monans Post Office.