Edward Baxter – Chairman

Edward Baxter is a long-term resident and farmer in the East Neuk. He has been involved in ENCAP since its inception and became Chairman in 2017, taking over from Alex Nairn of Elie who had guided Colinsburgh and Kilconquhar through the preparation of their community action plan. Edward has had various public roles in Scotland, including chairing the environmental charity LEAF in Scotland (Linking Farming and Environment) and for 15 years he has been involved in RHET’s (The Royal Highland Education Trust) Fife’s initiative, hosting an annual visit to his Estate for 250 Levenmouth school children.


Stuart Bridges

Stuart has lived in the East Neuk for over eight years. A qualified company secretary, Stuart has worked in a number of senior compliance, legal and risk roles within the UK financial services sector. He currently is the risk and compliance director for a wealth management company and a non-executive director for a software company. In 2018, he chaired the Steering group which was responsible for the production of the St Monans & Abercrombie Community Action Plan. He was Secretary of his local Community Council and is currently a Trustee of the JM Camera Collection Trust



Principal Officer

Sonja Potjewijd

The Project Officer at Transition, University of St Andrews and Co-Founder of Footprint East Neuk. She has a keen interest in restoring the Earth ever since she can remember: at the age of 6, she organized cleanup activities of ponds and ditches, and lead nature walks for school friends. Born and raised in The Netherlands, she moved to the UK and USA because of its vibrant community of changemakers. She gained extensive experience in volunteer management, environmental campaigning, and educating and empowering youth to think globally. In the USA, she has managed teams from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds from across the world on three programmes: 1) Community Environmental Projects; 2) Research & Writing; 3) Operations. In East Neuk she organizes tree planting activities, nature workshops and an annual Science & Nature Festival and coordinates the Shared Path project from Pittenweem to Earlsferry.



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Latest news

Our annual Active Travel Event is on Sunday 18 September, between 1-4 pm, and we are excited to share the activities with you and invite you to come along.
Bring your bike and get a FREE Dr bike health check (and minor repairs) or swap your bike for another one. We also have bikes we can give away.
Children can bring their bikes and DECORATE them or learn new BIKE SKILLS from our bikeablity team or pedal to blend a delicious SMOOTHIE.
Try an E-BIKE or CARGO BIKE, learn more about the shared path projects in North East Fife or participate in the family treasure hunt (prizes for all kids).
The First Responders, The Walkie Talkies, St Andrews Environmental Network and Pittenweem Consultation Team are joining us too.
There is so much to see and to do, so we hope you come and celebrate active travel with us!
Sunday, 18th Sept between 1 – pm
Pittenweem, Church Hall and in the park (weather permitted).

Bike Fix & Swap Event

Join the Free Community Bike Fix & Swap Event

When: Saturday the 2nd October

Time: 1 pm – 4 pm

Where: St Monans Town Hall

Bring your old bike to fix or swap or upgrade a child’s bicycle.

If you have a bike you want to fix, donate or swap, please drop it off between 1 pm – 2 pm.


  • Cyclepath St Andrews offering advice and doing minor repairs and get bikes ready for the swap
  • Swap/donate your bike for an upgrade
  • Kids bikes for sale
  • Information stands and maps of shared path projects across the East Neuk – we are looking for community feedback!


  • Smoothie bike
  • Pedal-powered slot car racing game
  • Obstacle course for children (TBC)
  • Decorate your bike
  • Arts & Crafts for kids

Hope to see you there.

Our Shared Path survey shows a huge amount of support for our project

The results of our shared path consultation are in! Thanks to those who participated. The vast majority of the respondents (541) support a path between Earlsferry and Pittenweem.

The results of our consultation have been published and can be found here

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