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St Andrews & North East Fife Ramblers

Group History

In 2015 the Group celebrated its 25 year existence with coastal walk to Rock & Spindle, followed by celebratory lunch, attended by 39 members and friends.

As part of our 25 year celebration, the Group also completed a North-South Fife Traverse (refer to 2015 Walks Gallery)

It was in 1990 that a group of friends decided to see if there was sufficient  interest in forming a St. Andrews Ramblers Group. They placed an advert in the local press inviting anyone interested to join them on a walk to discuss the idea.  Within a year with the help of Dundee and Broughty Ferry Groups they put together a programme of fortnightly walks throughout the year, appointed a chairman, Robert Barclay, secretary, Ann Killean and treasurer, David Scouller, and the Group was on its way.  Ann Killean was secretary for the next 15 years and was central to the success of the new group, and other members contributed much in the early years to establish the Group’s traditions of looking after and publicising local pathways, having annual events such as weekends away, leading walks and finding new ones, and generally working to develop Ramblers aims.

In May 1995 the new Group took part in the 60th birthday celebration of the Ramblers Association by walking and reporting on the Fife Coastal path with other Rambler Groups. A Group member, Angela Brunton, was first to produce an early version of the joint programme of walks of the Groups throughout the Area – Fife Tayside and Forth Valley.

The Group now has members well beyond the original St. Andrews Group, encompassing members from Cupar, Newburgh to Tayport,  and Freuchie to the East Neuk, and there are now around 140 members.

The current Club Constitution was approved in 2017.