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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Friday, 24 November 2017

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Station Medical Centre Phone Lines Down - see contact details below

Please use the following numbers to contact the Station Medical Centre today while the phone lines are down.

01334 848841 or 07814901773

Monday, 13 November 2017

Little TROOPERS free story app.

Little Troopers Treasures


We wanted to brighten your Monday and let you know a bit more about our free story reading app for British Armed Forces families from us at Little Troopers, we'd love for you to let all your families know that this resource is available for them to use.

Little Troopers Treasures is a project we partnered with Harper Collins children's books to bring to forces families, currently there are nine books available to record.

> The service family downloads the app then creates a family login, the service person then logs in wherever they may be (WIFI needed) or before they go away and records some stories, the app captures their face, voice and the book pages.

> Once done the app zips up the story with lots of love and immediately the service child can go to the Little Trooper mode of the family login and there will be a surprise story waiting! They can watch the stories, or listen, over and over again.

> There are also some free supporting resources for families to accompany this app, a weekly planner sheet to print off and use plus separation diaries for both parent and child to complete while separated and then share once reunited.

All the information and download links plus the resources files to print off can be found HERE

Police notice - After Dark

Monday, 6 November 2017

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Police Scotland Notice October 2017

POLICE SCOTLAND NOTICE.  Police in North East Fife are issuing a security warning to the public following a number of acquisitive crime offences in the region over the past month. Between Sunday 24th September and Monday 16th October, officers have received ten calls relating to housebreakings, theft from vehicles, vehicle thefts and attempted housebreakings.
These incidents have occurred in Leuchars, Newport on Tay,  Gauldry and Balmullo.  Eight of these offences are currently being investigated, with two having been solved.  Local officers are now urging residents and business owners to take appropriate security measures around the properties and vehicles to ensure they are not easy targets for criminals.
Sergeant Neil Johnston from St Andrews Police Station said: "Tackling acquisitive crime  in all of its forms remains one of our top priorities in North East Fife and whenever these offences occur we will investigate thoroughly to bring those responsible to justice.  "Our communities have a vital part to play in preventing crime by taking simple steps to safeguard their homes, businesses and vehicles from would-be thieves. 
"Home and commercial property owners should consider, where appropriate, motion-activated lighting, alarms and robust locking mechanisms, while also ensuring that these premises are secured appropriately when unoccupied.  "Motorists leaving their vehicles unattended should also ensure they lock all doors and close windows, while making sure valuables are either removed, or stored safely out of sight.

 "A range of useful crime prevention advice can be found on our website at>

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Blue Peter Badge holders FREE entry to over 200 attractions

BLUE PETER BADGE holders can gain free entry to over 200 attractions around UK. For more information please visit

Monday, 16 October 2017

SSAFA - Forces Additional Needs and Disability Forum Autumn Event

Used Books available from the HIVE-donation for SSAFA

Books have been donated to SSAFA in service committee at Leuchars to raise funds. 
Please come and browse and take any that you wish for a donation to SSAFA.

CTP Security Training

Education information

The booklet contains information on the Scottish curriculum, school admissions etc. If the children have additional needs, it is crucial that the family are proactive in making contact with schools etc. I am happy to do this on their behalf if they wish to forward on any details. My contact details are below, please feel free to pass them on.

There are moving school packs available on this link:

Moving school packs also available from the HIVE.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Monday, 9 October 2017

SFA Compensation Scheme - Vouchers

SFA Compensation Scheme – High Street Vouchers
DIO is pleased to announce that the problems surrounding the issue of High Street Vouchers to successful SFA Compensation Scheme claimants have now been resolved. Claimants are now being sent details of the appropriate codes to allow Vouchers to be redeemed from our supplier’s site.
The Compensation Team is working to clear the backlog of successful claims on a date approved basis; it is expected this will be cleared by mid-November.
We would like to apologise once again for the time taken to resolve this issue. The Compensation Scheme remains open for new claims.

St Andrews Hot Yoga Studio

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

BFBS promoting Forces Money Week

BFBS are promoting Forces Money Week via their website, FB and Twitter and are now seeking questions to put to the panel of experts. 

From 16th -20th October a team of financial experts will join Richard Hutchinson on Forces Radio BFBS & on Facebook Live to answer your questions.

Each day from 1:45pm UK join us live all week on your radio and through Facebook as we answer your money questions from around the forces world. Each day we will be tackling a different subject.

See more here....

Leuchars Community Council Newsletter -October 17

Monday, 2 October 2017

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Resettlement Centre Rosyth

Local Pilates classes

Monday - 5.45 - Newport on Tay
Monday - 7.30pm - Kingskettle
Tuesday - 10am - Luthrie 
Tuesday - 1pm - Tayport
Tuesday - 6.20pm and 7.30pm - Cupar 
Wednesday - 10am - Auchtermuchty
Wednesday - 7pm - Gauldry 
Friday - 10am - Newport on Tay

Forces Travel -Lapland Experience

Forces Travel - Harry Potter

Forces Travel Ferry Discounts

Disneyland Paris Forces Travel Offer

URGENT - Chest of drawers safety

Dear All,

Action Required

It has been brought to the attention of FCMT that an incident has occurred with the MFC Chest of Drawers (NSN 7105 99 5539341). A service family occupant has deemed the product to be unsafe and could easily topple.  FCMT is undertaking a full investigation into the strength and stability of the product and until such time this has been completed we would advise this product should not be procured.

The following notice should be issued for products currently in service.

Even though all products are constructed for reliable service, reasonable care should be adopted whilst in use. For instance, customers and end users are advised to carefully consider the loading of shelves and drawers so that products do not become top heavy or unstable in any way.

Further guidance will be issued following a full investigation.


FREE legal clinic - Community Centre for all service personnel, dependants, and civil servants.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Victory Services Club offers

Thorntons FREE Drop in legal clinic at Leuchars

CTP events - Insight into Operational Airport Roles

Fairmont Hotel job vacancy

We have recently posted a 3 day a week admin role working with the sales & events team.

We can be really flexible regarding hours but ultimately need someone to come in 3 days a week between Mon – Friday.

Here is the link to the job:

It would be so great if you could post this on your site to see if anyone is interested.

Kind regards,

Amy Yeates
Director of Golf, Spa & Leisure
Fairmont St Andrews

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Scottish Government’s plans for the expansion of Early Learning & Childcare

For more information please click

EXPERIENCED CHILDCARE CENTRE MANAGER - Bright Horizons-closing date 15 September



Bright Horizons Childcare Centre is looking for a dynamic, professional, experienced Manager to lead and work with our Management Team, 24 Early Years Practitioners and other staff members.  You will be expected to also work closely with the Officer In Charge (OIC) and Board of Trustees in order to continue the ongoing success of the Centre.  The Centre is extremely busy and provides care to and for 120 children between the ages of 12 weeks and 5 years on a daily basis for 48 weeks of the year.  The Centre also provides well-attended before and after school clubs.


Your key responsibilities’ will include:

·         Ensuring all of the children are cared for in a happy, safe and stimulating environment
·         Ensuring all curriculum processes are completed in line with the Curriculum for Excellence and Pre-birth to Three Curriculum
·         Ensuring the Centre is compliant with all regulatory matters in line with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and Care Inspectorate
·         Engaging with parents and carers in order to promote play experiences
·         Managing all records appertaining to all business elements of the Childcare Centre


You must either be:

·         Qualified to a Degree level in Childhood Practice or
·         Have a level 3 or 4 in Early Years Childcare and Education and be willing to undertake and complete the Degree in Childhood Practice within your first 5 years of employment, with the Board of Trustees contributing 50% towards the cost of your degree


You must have:

·         A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a managerial and/or lead practitioners role
·         Experience of managing a staff team
·         A sound knowledge and understanding of the Curriculum of Excellence
·         Experience of working with parents and carers
·         IT experience in word and excel


You will work 38 hrs per week, be granted 4 weeks (20 days annual leave) and 8 public/bank holidays and receive statutory sick leave.  The annual salary will be approximately £24k gross per annum. 


Please send, via post, a covering letter and your CV to:

Mrs Kate Corps
Finance and Office Manager
Bright Horizons Childcare Centre
Leuchars Station (Army)
KY16 0JX

For more information regarding the position, please contact the Centre Manager, Mrs Ruth Hughes, on 01334 857753.


Closing date for applications is 5 pm on 15 Sep 2017.  Interviews will be concluded by 20 Oct 17, with the successful applicant assuming employment between 6 Nov 17 and 8 Jan 18 by mutual agreement.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS)

The 2017 Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS) provides the opportunity for Army spouses/civil partners to express their views about a range of issues that affect their life as a Service family. The evidence provided by these views is a vital source of information that assists the Army in developing future personnel policy.

To support this process, it is important that the collective views of spouses/civil partners of Officers and Soldiers alike are communicated to the wider Army.

A link to the report can be found on the website here


Eden Estuary Newsletter August 2017

Forces Travel

Lets Light up Leuchars

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

SSAFA Stepping Stone Homes

SSAFA Stepping Stone Homes

SSAFAs Stepping Stone Homes based in both the North East and the South of England provide short-term supported accommodation, help and advice to female service or ex-serving personnel, the female spouses or partners of serving or ex-serving personnel, and their dependent children.

Support is also provided to women without children or whose children may be living elsewhere temporarily, those seeking accommodation due to welfare needs, and Foreign & Commonwealth cases. The above list is not exhaustive. Each case will be considered individually.

Our homes provide a comfortable, secure and female-only place to stay for as long as it takes the resident to get back on their feet. From our clean and well-maintained communal spaces to private areas for each resident to make their own, we make our houses like home for however long the resident is with us.

The schemes are also registered with local authorities as refuges for those fleeing domestic abuse and, as such, their locations are not to be disclosed to the public. Referrals can be made via the email addresses below:
North - Longside House : South - Gildea House: Head of Housing: Amanda Deakin on

Stepping Stone Homes Link here

Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS)

The 2017 Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS) provides the opportunity for Army spouses/civil partners to express their views about a range of issues that affect their life as a Service family. The evidence provided by these views is a vital source of information that assists the Army in developing future personnel policy.

To support this process, it is important that the collective views of spouses/civil partners of Officers and Soldiers alike are communicated to the wider Army.

A link to the report can be found on the website