Fresh-cut silage in front of Kellie LawA summer's day at BalcaskieKellie Castle in the January snow (2013)Luing Cattle enjoy the best view in the East Neuk (August 2012)Over Kellie in the snow (2013)Swallows help with the pest-control at BalcaskieA swallow hunts for flies in the duskBalcaskie EstateIsle of May at dusk, from over CarnbeeRoe deer make their way through the January snowSheep in a designed landscapeRoe Deer in the snow (2013)A late spring dusting of snow on Kellie LawHives on Balcaskie


St Monans primary school children invited onto Balcaskie to learn about woodland

Balcaskie has always believed in the importance of playing its part in the many communities that make up the East Neuk. We recognise that geography alone does not define a community. The East Neuk has a very vibrant mix of communities and community groups.  This is abundantly clear to anyone living here and our Community Profile research, commissioned of the Scottish Community Foundation only served to evidence this.  

Most of our participation happens, as it does for most members of a community, through our actions, but we also used the Community Profile to help us set up an East Neuk Awards Fund, under the Scottish Community Foundation, so that we are better able to help with financial contributions where appropriate.  

The projects, groups and communites that we regularly support and engage with include the following:

The Fife Food Network

The National Trust for Scotland 

The Scottish Garden Scheme 

The Scottish Community Foundation

Carnbee Church 

Arncroach & Carnbee Community Development Trust

Anstruther & District Allotment Association

RNLI (Anstruther)

James & Mary Walker Lifeboat Restoration project

The Scottish Fisheries Museum

The East Neuk Festival

Pittenweem Bowling & Tennis Club

St Monans Primary School

Anstruther Christmas Tree Fund

East Neuk Emergency Trust

Pittenweem Gymkhana

and others including, of course, our local Community Councils