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From the Editor When this magazine launched more than 6 years ago I had absolutely no idea how things would work out. So it gives me enormous pleasure today to have a sizeable local distribution and world-wide circulation (as well as 36 pages of the most encouraging emails from all over!) A delightful new development has come about: Sounds of North-East Fife, set up by both Soroptomists and Rotary as a service for the blind (see details on p8, issue 40) asked permission to read extracts from the magazine in their fortnightly audio-newsletter on CD. In the pipeline, too, is a possible East Neuk in Focus – a daughter publication. Discussions are ongoing, with Sept/Oct as a possible start date. I’ve always said that the potential of a local magazine is almost limitless, providing the will is there. When will someone come forward to set up St Andrews in Focus as a functioning town business employing local people? I’m still hopeful! Meanwhile, to boost the magazine still further, anyone outwith St Andrews who introduces a new subscriber will be rewarded with one year’s free subscription. Summer....yes / no?? this year, next year, sometime – never? Rain or shine, whichever, have a good one anyway! Flora Selwyn

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The views expressed elsewhere in this magazine are not necessarily those of the Editor. JULY / AUGUST 2010 EDITOR Flora Selwyn Tel: 01334 472375 Email: editor@standrewsinfocus.com DESIGNER University of St Andrews Print & Design PRINTER Trendell Simpson DISTRIBUTER Elspeth’s of Guardbridge PUBLISHER (address for correspondence) Local Publishing (Fife) Ltd., PO Box 29210, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9YZ. Tel: 01334 472375 Email: editor@standrewsinfocus.com SUBSCRIPTIONS St Andrews in Focus is published 6 times a year. Subscriptions for 6 issues are: £12.50 in the UK (post & packing included). Please send cheques to: Local Publishing (Fife) Ltd., PO Box 29210, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9YZ. £22 overseas (post and packing included). Please use PayPal account: editor@StAndrewsinFocus.com NOTE: please pay with a Personal Bank Account, as credit cards incur a 3.9% charge. REGISTERED IN SCOTLAND: 255564 THE PAPER USED IS 80% RECYCLED POST-CONSUMER WASTE

Contents FEATURES • From the Community Council • Merry-go-round • Dancing Duo • More Melville Reid • Questionable Definition • Alice in Euroland • Toonspot • What is Innerpeffray? • Ask the Curator • The Rev’d Eric Liddell • Reviews – Fate & Fortune; Hue & Cry – Let’s Look – As Time Goes By – Heavenly Light – Luftwaffe Over Scotland

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SHOPS & SERVICES • A dream come true • Genealogy research • Funfairs & models • Business advice • The James Pirie Award • St Andrews Business Club • Wills & Living Wills • The local property market • VAT miscellany • Roving Reporter

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ORGANISATIONS • Fruit trees • St Andrews United Football Club • N E Fife Stroke & Splash Club • Fair Trade & The Open • The Bell Pettigrew Museum

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TOWN/GOWN • D’Arcy Thompson • Tea at the Palace • Town – Gown • The IPA • The saef Conference

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EVENTS • Crail Festival • Music at St Salvator’s Chapel • The Fraser Gallery • Summer at the Byre • Seaside villages to big cities • St Andrews Art club • Selected Events

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OUT AND ABOUT • Scotland’s 5th colourist • The Chain Walk • Seagulls • Gladiolus

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NEXT ISSUE – Sep/Oct 2010 COPY DEADLINE: STRICTLY 28 JULY

All contributions welcome. The Editor reserves the right to publish copy according to available space.

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