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Welcome to the Summer edition of The Duloch Discovery Can you believe this is The Discovery’s 37th edition? We hope you are finding this, your original community magazine, useful and informative and that you enjoy the local community news and competition inside. Please do get in touch if there is anything you would like us to include in future editions. You can email us with details of any family or club news along with photos and we’ll do our best to include them in the next edition.

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Date for your diary: Monday 30th September when The NOTEables community choir, which rehearses in Dunfermline East church on Index Monday nights at 7.15, will be performing in The Abbey....not to be missed. Have a wonderful summer......

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Useful Numbers Primary Schools Duloch Calaiswood Masterton Out of School Club Secondary School Dunfermline Inverkeithing Queen Anne St Columba’s Woodmill Leisure Centres Beacon Carnegie Dalgety Bay Duloch Pitreavie Athletic Centre Library Aberdour Dalgety Bay Duloch Dunfermline Carnegie Post Office Aberdour PO Dalgety B PO

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Emergency NHS 24 0845 4242424 Electricity (Scot Power) 0845 272999 Gas 0800 111999 Water (Scottish) 0845 6018855 Crimestoppers 0800 555111 Local Amenities Queen Margaret Hospital 01383 623623 NHS Fife Switchboard 01592 643355 Fife Council (General Enquiries)08451 550000 School & Facility Closure ` 08451 551199 Citizen’s Advice 0845 1400095 Samaritans 08457 909090 Childline 0800 1111 Childline— Bullying 0800 441111 Travel Ferrytoll Park & Ride 01383 420197 National Rail Enquiries 0845 7484950 Scotrail 0845 6015929 Edinburgh Airport 0844 4818989

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Your Community Gatehouse of Duloch Smallholding The registered Smallholding is a family business which also provides an agricultural contracting service to the local farming community. For many years we have provided a contracting service to the farming community specialising in grass management and soil treatments. We are members of the local Farm Machinery Ring.

Gatehouse of Duloch offers Wholesale prices offers and good quality vegetables and hardy plants at a very competitive price and is proud of its friendly and efficient service. We can be found at many of the local farmers markets and we enjoy an excellent reputation with our customers, for quality of products.

At Gatehouse of Duloch Smallholding we also grow a wide variety of vegetables, trees and shrubs and offer quality and prices that are hard to match. We first opened for business in 1985, and have been serving Dunfermline, Fife and the rest of the UK, ever since then. We offer a wide range of home grown chemical free vegetables, herbs and plants, we also grow shrubs and ornamental trees.

We also have a breeding herd of Toggenberg goats and are we are members of the Scottish Goatkeepers federation, our stock has been sold throughout the United Kingdom and we have developed a breeding lineage which consistently gains awards at local agricultural shows. All our livestock is guaranteed free from disease.

As the smallholding has developed over the years this has meant an increase in the range of vegetables, plants and trees produced. We plan to further extend the range to include fruit trees and larger conifers as well as our shrub plants. All our stock is pot grown.

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We pride ourselves on the high quality of our products. Our friendly staff (us)are highly trained to ensure that you receive the best service when buying from us. Established over 25 years, producing chemical free natural vegetables. Ornamental Trees, Fruit trees and high quality shrubs.

Your Community Duloch Juniors Football Club During the weekend of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2013, local club Duloch Juniors had representation at the ESF international football tournament in Ayr, with all games played as a 7-a-side format at the Old Racecourse. Duloch Juniors Blacks 2003s, coached by Craig Park and Mark Logue, were a credit to the club and the Fife Soccer Sevens League, where the play on a weekly basis. The team faced stiff opposition from throughout Scotland and Northern Ireland however still recorded six out of six wins, scoring 28 goals and only conceding 3 goals in the process. The team comprises of players aged 10, who are predominately from the Duloch area and attend Masterton Primary School and Duloch Primary School. Some of the players are currently training with senior clubs including Celtic, Rangers and Dunfermline.

packing bags in Tesco at Duloch and a bucket collection in the Kingsgate Shopping Centre. The boys would like to take this opportunity to pass on their thanks to the people of Dunfermline for their kind contribution. The team recently secured a lucrative sponsorship deal from Dunfermline based Cailean Property Services, who kindly donated money to fund new strips for the trip to Ayr. Cailean Property Services also provided sponsorship to assist with the costs towards training jackets for all children within the club. As a club, Duloch Juniors have around 150 boys and girls aged 5 to 12 playing at Pitreavie playing fields every Saturday and Sunday morning. Any players or coaches, both beginners and experienced, who are interested in being part of the club please visit the website http://dulochjuniors.wordpress.com/.

The boys who represent Duloch Blacks 2003s, worked extremely hard to assist with funding towards the trip to Ayr. Fundraising events included a Forth Road Bridge sponsored walk,

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Technology

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Backing up to the Cloud

Camping near Duloch for those who appreciate the environment we live in

Backing up your important data (music, photographs and documents) is an essential part of owning a computer. With a variety of gadgets available to make the job straight forward you are spoiled for choice. These days we not only want to be able to back up our data, we also want to be able to access it across the multiple devices we have such as laptop, tablet and smartphone. Thankfully cloud based services exist to allow you to do just that. Take Apple for example. It’s iCloud service is a must for anyone with an Apple device. It will back up the data on your iPhone, iPad or iPod and then synchronise it across all your devices. It does this silently so you don’t have to worry about clicking any buttons. Apple offer 5GB of storage per iTunes account free and if you need more you have to pay a small annual fee for it. (http://www.icloud.com) Google Drive is Google’s offering. It works allows you to drag and drop data

from your laptop into the Google Drive window. Your data is then uploaded to Google where it can be accessed via any device running the Google Drive App (available for most devices). Like iCloud, Google Drive comes with 5GB of free storage. If you need more, 25GB is a few pounds per month. (https://drive.google.com) Dropbox is another service similar to Google Drive. The only real difference is the initial storage allocation is a paltry 2GB although this can be increased if you pay. (http://www.dropbox.com) There are a growing number of services, each offering a slightly different take on cloud storage and you need to choose the right one for you. At Duloch Computers we can help. Simply call us on 07843437222 or email info@dulochcomputers.co.uk and arrange an appointment.

Many campsites

ideal for sundowners.

talk a good

It’s all surprisingly quiet and secluded given its

environmentally

position in prime commuting territory for

friendly game, but

Edinburgh. Admittedly you can just hear the M90

few put it into

from some of the pitches, but elsewhere it’s the

practice quite as

Pinkerton Burn tumbling through the site that

well as Gimme Shelter, situated amid the

makes the most noise.

meadows and hills just a few miles from the

The camping fields, like

Forth Bridge. Recycling is practised religiously,

the site itself, give away

there are no showers or hot water, and toilets are

the Barleys’ tastes in

of the sawdust-composting variety – not trendy off-the- peg numbers but, like most things here, self-built and brilliantly improvised. Rainwater is collected in various systems, including an old wine barrel, while a woodburner has been made from an old toolbox and a rejuvenated gas bottle. Rat-race escapees Chris and Yvonne Barley may have been dubbed hippies a decade ago, but today many Gimme Shelter devotees proclaim them visionaries.

music – choose between ‘Strawberry Fields’ and ‘Rising Sun’. In the site’s upper pitches, out in the open and exposed to the blistering Fife sun, there’s drinking water available in containers. Then in the lower pitches, which tend to be secluded arbours within the shade of all the trees, there’s cold-running mains water. All have their own campfires and are set amid rich woodland. And it’s such a mazy wood, with some of the pitches accessible only through

Over the years, Chris and Yvonne have

narrow grassy strips fringed with encroaching

managed to extend the property to include a

woodland, that there’s a real feeling of safety and

couple of cottages and, ultimately, the hilly

seclusion, making it great for kids. Unless they’re

woodland that forms the campsite. Gimme

planning to machete their way through the

Shelter’s DIY style is undeniably impressive,

woodland, the only way out is past their parents’

from the handcarved wooden furniture that

tent.

adorns every pitch to the funky but solid

Gimme Shelter’s other stab at glamping is a brilliantly reinvented caravan: it does give salvaged from the nearby dockyard, which boasts shelter, but very much in the Gimme Shelter style, where less is definitely more. Source: Cool a large living space and two balconies that are Camping Scotland ‘camping shack’ made of oak and fir beams

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Check out their blog: www.camping-fife-near-edinburgh.blogspot.com

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Catrina’s love of dogs (especially little dogs) turns into a hospitality for dogs business! With 25 years in the Events & Hospitality, business dog-lover Catrina has now branched out to provide dogs with their very own hospitality and has turned her passion for her love of dogs into a thriving home boarding business. She has decided to look after not just Looi (the family Jack Russell) but up to four other little dogs when their families go on holiday: “I hated putting looi into kennels with their impersonal cages hence our “No Kennels, No Cages” approach. We go on the ethos of from “your home to our home” so the dogs have very little disruption to their family routine which, as we all know can be very upsetting and stressful for them and their owners! Your dog will settle into our dog friendly home after an initial familiarisation visit, with lots of space and woodland walks, so our clients can be guaranteed plenty of fun time and safety for their pets with added love and attention no matter how active their dog is.” No Kennels, No Cages is fully insured, licenced & registered with Fife Council and fully inspected by the local vet. To find out more, email Catrina at spencerfield4@aol.com or telephone: 07703 173 539

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Children & Education Chocolate parties held in your home or venue of your choice. Ideal for Birthdays, Groups or just to have FUN. Play with Chocolate, show off what you made and then eat it later. WIN WIN!! Suitable for ages 4 and over…… What they make becomes their party bag! £9.50 per child.

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What’s On For kids and families 8th June – 15th September Art lab Exhibition Kirkcaldy Galleries If you are inspired by our art collection, you can create your very own masterpiece in the free Art Lab exhibition. It is a hands-on interactive show for all the family, where you can go wild on our giant doodle wall; have a go at fuzzy felts portraiture; and get creative with some arty fun and games. Free www.kirkcaldygalleries.org.uk Monday 1st July Whirligigs and Water Beetles RSPB Loch Leven 11-12.30 Pick up a net and wade into the watery world! Find out who whirls, swirls and dives in our ponds! Must book RSPB Loch Leven visitor centre on 01577 862 355 Wednesday 3rd July The Magical WoodlandRSPB Loch Leven 2-3.30 Join our resident woodland elf for an adventure into the magical woodlands! Follow the fairy clues, learn all about the magical properties of the trees and become a friend of the forest. Suitable for children aged 3 - 8, must be accompanied by an adult. Must book RSPB Loch Leven visitor centre on 01577 862 355 Friday 5th – Thursday 11th July Adventure Gold Island Dunfermline Anyone quoting “Families Fife” will receive one complimentary admission to play both Treasure Island and Pirates Cove with purchase of an admission to play both Pirates Cove and Treasure Island. www.adventure-golf-island.com Friday 5th – Sunday 7th July Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Scottish Game Fair Scone Palace Over 300 stands, learn more about the countryside, huge variety of displays and demonstrations. www.scottishfair.com or Tel: 01738 554 826 Saturday 6th July NYOS Junior Orchestra Perth Concert Hall Sibelius Finlandia, Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No.1, Rimsky-Korsakov Tsar Saltan Suite NYOS Junior Orchestra is for young musicians aged 8 13yrs. The first step on the ladder for aspiring members of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, this is their chance to perform large-scale symphonic repertoire. 3pm 01738 621031 www.horsecross.co.uk

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Sunday 7th July The land that time forgot RSPB Loch Leven 2-3.30 Take our trail back through time to discover the incredible creatures that used to roam through the ancient Scottish woodland. We'll meet bears, wild boar and lynx in the land that time forgot.Leap forward in time to the present day, and meet some species that may go extinct soon, unless you save them and their homes. Suitable for children aged 6 – 12 Must book RSPB Loch Leven visitor centre on 01577 862 355 Monday 8th July The Grub Club Launch The Kaleyard Community Garden, Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy 12 – 3pm Fife diet are hosting a children's garden party to launch our weekly kids gardening club at Fife's newest community growing space. There'll be cooking, storytelling and games in the park, all free of charge. Suitable for primary school children of all ages.01592 871 371 Life in leaf litter and worm charming RSPB Loch Leven 11-12.30 Who is wriggling, crawling and slithering beneath your feet? Join us to discover the cool creatures going underground.... Can you charm the worms back up above the soil?! Must book RSPB Loch Leven visitor centre on 01577 862 355 Wednesday 10th July Prints and poo, wildlife tracking! RSPB Loch Leven 2-3.30 Follow the clues of footprints, feathers and droppings through the woods to discover which wild creatures have been making their homes here at

RSPB Loch Leven. Must bookRSPB Loch Leven visitor centre on 01577 862 355

Wednesday 31st July Fruity Flowery FunKirkcaldy Galleries 10.30am-12pm (4-7 year olds) 1.30pm-3pm (7-10 year olds) This workshop will focus on re-creating the elements of still life and nature painting. Come along and enjoy creating fruit, flowers and plants in a variety of media with artist Sophie McKay Knight. Wear old clothes. Tickets £3 must be booked in advance – on 01592 583213 / 513206

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Your Community After an amazing start to the year, which saw Acrobay’s team Gymtasia Evolution reach the top three in the finals of Sky One’s Got to Dance, the club’s run of success has continued. In February Acrobay scooped an impressive haul of medals and National titles at the Scottish Championships, with partnerships winning 8 Gold medals, four Silver and one Bronze. The club then added another success to their list of achievements after winning three medals and another National Title at the Scottish Tumbling Championships. The eighteen gold medallists from these two competitions became 2013 Scottish Champions, qualifying to represent Scotland at their respective NDP British Finals in Stoke-on-Trent in May/June. All of the girls performed beautifully, achieving impressively high scores which included a few personal bests. Three partnerships finished in medal position, bringing home one Silver and two Bronze medals, a new record for the club.

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The club’s future stars also had a chance to shine at Acrobay’s recent Club Championships. For many of the gymnasts, this was their first experience of competing in front of an audience and they took to the floor with grace and skill, showcasing individual skills or performing impressive floor routines with partners. They certainly look set to dominate the medal podiums in the future! Gymtasia Evolution have also been busy, making guest appearances at various events and venues around the country, including opening the 2013 Gymfest in Irvine, where they were presented with special award by Scottish Gymnastics to recognise their achievement. If you’ve missed seeing them, they will be performing at the PushKart Derby in Dalgety Bay on July 20th in aid of Cash for Kids. Come along and watch if you can, and help raise money for a very worthy cause! Acrobay Gymnastics Club is based at Dalgety Bay Sports Centre. We currently have 120 members, aged 3-40, and specialise in Acrobatic Gymnastics, a competitive partner sport which combines the strength, flexibility and technical precision of gymnastics with the grace and musicality of dance.

Fourteen gymnasts also flew the flag in March when five partnerships represented their club and country at the British FIG Championships. They all did extremely well, competing against some world class gymnasts, with one trio bringing home a Bronze medal, a massive achievement for For more information please visit our website; Scottish Gymnastics. www.acrobay.co.uk.

In April, 23 of Acrobay’s gymnasts formed part of the Scotland team who won the 2013 Celtic Cup in Wales. The annual competition, held this year in Cardiff, is a hotly-contested event between the Celtic Nations, all vying for supremacy in Acrobatic Gymnastics, and all desperate to bring home the Celtic Cup. The Scotland team comprised of 57 of Scotland’s best young gymnasts, including 9 partnerships from Acrobay. The four teams from Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland battled it out in a tightly-fought competition which resulted in a jubilant Scotland being presented with the coveted trophy. Next year’s competition will be hosted by Scotland, so the pressure is on to retain Photos: Howard Ashton-Jones, PSB Photography the title!

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