There has been some panic buying in the shops, mainly of milk and bread, which is extremely unfair to those that just buy what they need. There is enough to go around so for those that think they are justified in buying 3 loaves of bread and a high amount of milk, will you manage to use those groceries up or will they go to waste?

Meanwhile you have denied other people the chance to purchase staple dietary items, which is a real shame as there would probably have been enough food to go around until the delivery trucks managed to get to the shops to replenish their stocks, but because of a few selfish individuals, “stocking up” and “panic buying”, some people will be denied certain items.

Probably the ones that will suffer and not have access to these items will be the elderly or lower income homes (with or without families). If only shops would limit the sale of certain goods whenever there is any heavy snowfall stopping the delivery trucks. It would help stop shops having their shelves emptied quickly by a minority of selfish and greedy shoppers.

Check your Neighbours

With Lochgelly in the grip of the snow and plummeting temperatures, which is set to get worse, anyone that lives near any elderly or vulnerable people, should take a few minutes to check in on them to make sure they are okay and have enough groceries to last them.

If you have time to spare, offer to help your elderly neighbours by purchasing their groceries on their behalf or helping them down the street to get their own groceries.

If you are cooking a warm meal, why not make that wee bit extra for an elderly neighbour, I am sure they would appreciate the meal and the gesture.

Basically if you have any elderly neighbours, why not take a little bit of extra time to make sure they are safe, warm and have enough provisions for themselves, to see them though the worst of the weather.

Worsening Weather

The most accurate weather reports are available through which is a locally based weather station, which is packed with many useful tools, such as live webcams, regularly updated temperature and weather reports, and much more.

Having a look on their site, the weather for the next 4 days is to get much colder, with snow predicted for most of the day and the 3rd of December to drop to -14 Celsius from midnight to 6:00am.

To keep up to date with local weather reports please visit their site:

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  1. Darryl

    December 1, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Before I even got to the co-op I passed someone with 4 litres of milk. Once in the co-op the person in front of me had 8 litres of milk and 3 packets of bread. Greedy ********.


    • Lochgelly

      December 1, 2010 at 10:11 am

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  2. Robert Macmillan

    December 1, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Lochgelly High will be closed again tomorrow (Thursday) due to the heavy snow. No decision yet as to Friday.


  3. Robert Macmillan

    December 2, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Lochgelly HS update: school closed Friday. Open Monday for S4-6 with all staff expected in. Prelims to run as was expected this week.


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