Local Information

Leuchars is a small town near the north-east coast of Fife in Scotland. In the area surrounding Leuchars you will find the village of Guardbridge which is two miles away to the south and lies on the north bank of River Eden. St Andrews is six miles away to the south-east and the city of Dundee is seven miles to the north, across the rail and road bridges that span the Firth of Tay.

Leuchars has excellent transport links; there is an efficient bus service and a mainline train station that you can use to reach Edinburgh in an hour. Leuchars has an array of small shops to cater for most needs; there is a SPAR, a Chinese and an Indian take-away, a butchers, hairdressers and a couple of pubs. The most striking feature is the 12th Century St Athernase Church, which is one of the finest surviving examples of an unaisled Romanesque parish church in Britain.


Constituency: North East Fife

Local Authority: Fife Council

Site Information

  • The Regular Army Basing Plan strengthens the Army’s presence in Scotland, with a modest increase in the number of Army personnel based there.
  • The developed area of the site is split by a public highway, Main Street, that provides access to Leuchars village.
  • Existing lodger units will remain and continue to operate at Leuchars. These include the East of Scotland Universities Air Sqn, No 12 Air Experience Flight, No 612 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force (the Air Transportable Surgical Squadron) and the Army’s No 71 Engineer Regiment (Volunteers)
  • In Situ Lodger Units – RAF Airfield Operations, 71 Engr Regt, 71 (Insp & Repair) Sqn Hub, 612 Sqn HQ, RAuxAF, 12 Air Experience Flight, ESUAS, RAF Regional Liaison Officer Scotland, DCMH, Consultant Psychologist, ATC HQ Scot & NI, ATC HQ SE Scot Wg, ATC 2345 Sqn.


forcestv logo Spectators at the Leuchars Airshow by Kim Traynor - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia CommonsBase To Base: Leuchars

Transformation for RAF Leuchars Underway


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Head of Army rebasing reassures troops

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Children's Education in rebasing

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British Troops gear up to come home from Germany


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