Club History

How it all started...

The early records of the Club are sketchy but a group of people interested in painting started getting together early in 1981. We do know from the records that an inaugural meeting was held on 23rd March 1981 and on that date Dalgety Bay Art Club officially came into existence.

The most prominent person involved in getting the Art Club underway was the first President, Carole Macintyre. She lived in Dalgety Bay and saw the potential of enough people to sustain a local Club. She was an excellent painter and gave assistance and instruction to the other Club members as well.

A place to meet in those early days was not easy in the Bay. The premises currently used by the Art Club were leased from Barratt the builders to the Community Council and the Club hired the premises on an hourly basis. Barratt had no further use for the premises and there was concern that Dunfermline District Council would demand its removal – it had been erected as a Sales Office by the builders and was subject to temporary planning permission.

In October 1981, 211 signatures were collected to save the premises for use by the Art Club. These however, were not required as the Council decided to leave the building meantime because of its importance to the Community, and the only accommodation available to clubs in the Bay at that time.
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