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Gallatown, Kirkcaldy (Kirkcaldy YMCA)

 

Kirkcaldy YMCA is the host organisation for the Link Up worker. Gary Hughes started as the Link Up Worker early in March 2012.     Gallatown is a suburb in north east Kirkcaldy near Dysart in coastal Fife. Originally called Gallowstown, (from the frequent execution of criminals in feudal times, or from the special execution of a noted robber 300 years ago) it was famous for the making of nails. Despite Gallatown suffering from health and income inequality, there is a good sense of neighbourliness and local people are willing to engage and give each other a hand. Link Up aims to work with existing forums such as the local neighbourhood development group and residents and tenants association to explore and develop further community activity that brings different people together.

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