The delivery phase of the Fife Pilgrim Way Project is progressing towards completion with the official launch in early July. The path works, sign posting and waymarking are now complete, with the only outstanding issue being the restoration agreement relating to St Ninian’s opencast site.
In 2018 the project delivered 25 community events attracting over 1000 participants. The FPW events calendar has concluded for now, but we look forward to many more events and ongoing engagement in the future. In November FCCT Assistant Ranger Nicola Williamson worked with pupils from Markinch Primary School, volunteers from Taylor Wimpey and Kinross Rotary Club, to plant a total of 130m of hedging to create two wildlife corridors at Markinch and Kelty.
Northlight Heritage the archaeology consultants, who led the Inverkeithing Friary Dig, provided a free follow up talk to share information on the finds with the local community and the archaeology volunteers who took part in the dig.
Our focus is now very much on delivering the interpretive elements of the project, which will enhance the walking experience for those many thousands of walkers planning to walk the route. Eskimo Design, Differentia and the FCCT Team are working to deliver eight orientation panels, nine cast metal discs and four stone rest points sited along the route. Other interpretive elements include a free leaflet, published book, pilgrim passport, walking map, FPW merchandise and illustrated map.
Working in partnership with Fife Cultural Trust a travelling exhibition entitled ‘The Pilgrim Express’ is being developed, which will tour in Mac – Fife’s Mobile Museum for the next two years.
Blue 2 Digital Ltd. have been appointed to design and build a new website for FCCT, which will incorporate the Trust’s three current websites and showcase the Fife Pilgrim Way. One key element of the website is the opportunity for local businesses to promote their services through the website. To raise awareness of the business opportunities a series of business breakfasts have been scheduled, the next business breakfast will take place on Wednesday 6th March at Balbirnie House Hotel. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org