Every Monday at 1.30 pm the kettle is on and the cakes are laid out on the table ready for a group of sporting enthusiasts to share stories about what has excited them and caught their eye in the world of sport that week.  For some it’s regaling how their favourite team are top of the league and for others it’s an opportunity to test their knowledge in the weekly quiz.

Sporting Memories at Solid Rock, in partnership with the Toll Community Centre, has been running for adults in the Burntisland community since June.  A friendly welcome awaits anyone who has an interest in sport and likes to have a chat over a cuppa and a biscuit. Currently there are around 6 members who attend every week.

Tom was introduced to Sporting Memories by his daughter and his ‘Monday Club’ has now become his favourite hour and a half of the week. Tom comes from a sporting family, with his brother being an ex footballer with Hearts F.C., and loves to share stories of his playing days and his family, as well as testing himself in the wide variety of quizzes and games.

John, who volunteers with the group, loves that as friendships have developed the games have become much more competitive! Also don’t tell his wife but he chose to attend Sporting Memories last week rather than go shopping with his wife on her day off, “nothing comes between me and my club!”

Every week members show up with enthusiasm and enjoy the relaxed nature of the discussion. We also like to keep active and introduce fun games like putting, balloon tennis and indoor curling! We also have guest speakers who passionately reveal secrets and stories from their sporting careers. And we must mention the support from the local community; Tom Courts Butchers have kindly provided pies to ensure we recreate that unmistakable sporting atmosphere from the terraces.  

Sporting Memories provides a great outlet for adults in the Burntisland community to meet new people, enjoy relaxed company and share stories about their lives. The club runs every Monday from 1.30pm to 3pm at Solid Rock on the High Street and everyone is welcome.  As one of our members Susan says, ‘I like to come here for the company and the laughs’.

If you are interested in coming along feel free to pop in to Solid Rock any Monday.

Alternatively contact Gary Waddell on phone number 07941123278 or email [email protected] 


Yvonne Crombie at the Toll Community Centre on phone number 01592872854 or email [email protected]

Photo: Burntisland Sporting Memories club with Guest Speaker - Ivan Brenkal ( Hearts FC Club Doctor )