James Calder and Tony Martin

James Calder and Tony Martin

By Councillor Tony Martin

In 1966 the first house in Cedar Grove was sold to the first resident of a brand new estate in Dunfermline, Pitcorthie. Pitcorthie was to become a good place for families to live in and children to grow in over the next 50 years.

To celebrate this passing of time South Dunfermline Community Council have organised a couple of events. On April 20th this year the John Marshall Community Centre held an event with memorabilia, photographs and a short history of the area over previous centuries. The event was well attended with some residents giving more information and interesting recollections. A second event will be held during the Gala on the 13th August which hopefully there will be more information to celebrate this anniversary.

As a more permanent memorial of 50 years the fence on Laburnum Road has been replaced with a more contemporary looking structure and the Pitcorthie wall is to be replaced with a larger one with Pitcorthie 1966 written in gold letters. Fifty years is a long time but the estate still looks good with nice gardens and well maintained houses . Over the next few years the resurfacing of the top of Pitcorthie Drive must be finished and pavements and the Groves brought up to standard. Given the Council’s reducing budgets this will take longer than envisaged but Pitcorthie looks forward to another 50 years.