Big Picnic

The Big Picnic

Hello Everyone,

Happy Volunteers’ Week to all the incredible people who help out in so many ways across our community!

Your dedication and hard work are truly appreciated.

We’ll be sharing some inspiring stories from our volunteers soon, highlighting the amazing work that goes on which we have been sharing on social media.

But in the meantime, we wanted to remind everyone that the Big Picnic is just around the corner!

The Big Picnic: Sunday 9th of June 12:30pm until 4:30pm

While the weather forecast is still a bit uncertain, it looks like we might be lucky enough to have some sunshine. So pack your picnic baskets, bring some cash, and don’t forget something to sit on!

What’s in store:

  • Storytelling: Enjoy captivating tales from Andrew Steed at 1:30 pm and 3 pm.
  • Music: Get ready to groove to the tunes of Greg Smith.
  • Play Area: A dedicated space for babies and toddlers to have fun.
  • Discovery Trail Walk: Join Frances Walker at 2 pm for an exciting walk down to Lower Largo and learn something new.
  • Food & Drinks:
    • Bowling Club: Ice cream and bar open.
    • Lundin Sports Club: Cold drinks.
    • Kirkton of Largo Church: Home baking.
  • Activities & Games:
    • Lundin Sports Club: Tennis, table tennis, tours, and a tennis-themed tombola.
    • Leven Programme: Tablecloth Tales – share your stories!
    • Paxton Centre: Raffle, scrap store, badge-making, and quiz sheet.
    • Friends of Largo Bay: Information and activities.
    • Riding for the Disabled Information
    • Messy Church: Children’s activities.
    • Hatti Group
    • Upper Largo Horticultural Group: Plant sale.
    • And much more!

Want to join the fun? As a participant just show up and share in the day.

Also it’s not too late to offer something for the picnic or run a fundraiser or information stall.

Just drop me a line!

If you’re setting up a stall, please remember that all vehicles must be off-site by 11:45 am.

Thank you again for everything you do! We can’t wait to celebrate with you at the Big Picnic.

See you there !

Join Us for the Big Picnic 2023 and Support Our Tombola – Only FIVE Days Left!

Hello All,


With only SIX days left until the Big Picnic 2023 on the 27th of August, the excitement is building, and we REALLY need your help!

Tombola Donations Needed:

We are short of prizes for the tombola and are eagerly accepting contributions. Wine and spirits are welcome, but don’t feel restricted to expensive items. A tin or two (soup, lager, beans, etc.), cans of fizz, toiletries, bottles of water, sweets, jam, jewellery – the list is endless. You can hand them in at the Paxton Centre between 10am and 4pm every day till Saturday or drop them at 16 Woodlands Road.

Need a collection? Just send an address to this email or phone number If we could have them before Sunday, that would be fantastic….

A huge thanks to all who have donated so far!

We’re also still looking for a melody maestro or a groovy band. Know someone or have the talent? We would love to have you play live at the picnic! 🎵

And do come along !

Whether you’re part of a community group or just eager to join the fun, pack your favourite picnic goodies and let’s hope for sunshine.  We have lots of great local groups and organisations joining us so come and make it  a day to remember.

Local Place Plan Announcement:

We also have an exciting update to share, our draft Local Place Plan will be ready for your perusal during the picnic. We’d be thrilled for you to swing by, say hello, and share your thoughts before we finalize it. 📜

Come along and create unforgettable memories with us. Can’t wait to see you there!

Upcoming Beach Clean

The day before our big picnic next Friends of Largo Bay Beach Clean is on the 26th of August at Silverburn and we want you there !

All details on the poster below.

If you want to help the Friends of Largo Bay table at the Big Picnic, get in touch as it would be very much appreciated by all.

The Largo and Newburn Horticultural Show is also on this weekend

The Largo and Newburn Horticultural Show is on at the Simpson Institute, Upper Largo this weekend. In the future we are going to make sure that the big picnic doesn’t clash with this long running event, and we hope that those who can manage to go along to both events and support them. This 9 year old article from the Lundin Links Weebly historical site shows just how long the Horticultural show  has been running, and its interesting to see how times have changed and stayed the same ! Horticultural Shows – VINTAGE LUNDIN LINKS AND LARGO (

Pony Axes Returns

Also, the Temple Car Park had the delightful company of Obama the pony today, and he will be there again tomorrow. Obama has been providing those who use wheelchairs with unique access to the bay. This service has proven to be extremely popular, and we hope that everyone who participated had a truly great time. More details on