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Waxwing spotted in Leven Monday, December 10, 2012
Boardwalk to the wilderness Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Eden Estuary News Friday, November 30, 2012
Christmas Paper Craft Workshop Friday, November 9, 2012
Nature Trail Townhill Woods Thursday, November 1, 2012
Roadworks Wednesday, October 31, 2012
East Neuk Volunteers Friday, October 26, 2012
Volunteers Wanted!! Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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Landslide on Coastal Path Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Path work at St Monans Church Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Adopt a Beach Thursday, October 4, 2012
Seabirds Friday, September 28, 2012
Fun Day Event at Aberdour Silver Sands Thursday, September 27, 2012
Be aware, landslide on Coastal Path Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Open Water Course Thursday, September 13, 2012
Eden Estuary News Monday, September 3, 2012
MCS Beachwatch Monday, September 3, 2012
Coastal Path Closure at Anstruther Monday, September 3, 2012
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Blue Flags for Fife Beaches Thursday, August 9, 2012
Jubilee beacon lights up East Lomond Thursday, August 9, 2012
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Go nuts at Tentsmuir! Thursday, August 9, 2012
Eden Estuary News Thursday, August 9, 2012
See-Birds at The Castle Thursday, August 9, 2012
Clean up day Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Helping you find your Way Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Sophie Squirrel at the Big Tent Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Be Aware Friday, July 20, 2012
Elie Scarecrow Festival Monday, April 30, 2012
Completed path is on the map Friday, April 20, 2012
Harbourís history brought to life Friday, April 20, 2012
Nature's Beauty Monday, April 16, 2012
Fife's path just got longer ... Thursday, March 8, 2012
Eden Estuary News Friday, March 2, 2012
Eden Estuary News Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Dalbeath Marsh News Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Bluebells on the Move Thursday, January 26, 2012
Tree Planting Day Thursday, January 26, 2012
Teachers go down to the woods Thursday, January 26, 2012
Red Squirrel Trail Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fife Coast & Countryside Trust has another great year

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Fife Coast & Countryside Trust has had another successful year with a number of significant achievements.

The Trust’s progress in 2010/2011 was recently reported to Fife Council’s Housing & Communities Committee.

Fife Coast & Countryside Trust is continuing to work throughout Fife and achievements have been made in key areas including conservation, access and education.

During 2010/2011, Trust played a key role in delivering many projects that protect habitats and species.

Highlights include the Fife Red Squirrel Project, Action for Aspen Tree Project and West Sands Dune Restoration.

As well as carrying out repair work to the managed coastline because of damage caused by a number of severe storms, the western extension of the Fife Coastal Path from North Queensferry towards Kincardine was completed, the Welcome Ports initiative has grown with almost 50 businesses agreeing to lend support and a number of path improvements have been carried out.

The Trust has also delivered a number of education projects aimed at promoting a greater understanding of biodiversity and countryside issues.

These include the Meadies Midgies, Forest Kindergarten and other open days and events.

Other notable achievements include working with several partners leading to the successful Stage One bid to the Heritage Lottery Funding for the Living Lomonds Landscape Partnership.

£90,000 has already been allocated and a Stage Two bid will be submitted towards the end of this year.

Another success story was the Harbourmaster’s House in Dysart which attracted 16,000 visitors in 2010/2011 despite another wet summer.

The café and visitor services continue to be a popular attraction for users of the Fife Coastal Path and visitors to Dysart Harbour.

Councillor Brian Goodall, Chair of the Housing & Communities Committee, said: “The Fife Coast & Countryside Trust has managed to achieve a great deal once again and it was great to hear about the different projects going on across Fife.

“The Trust has many positive challenges ahead including the Stage Two bid for HLF funding and the expansion of the Big Green Footprint scheme.

“By focusing on priorities including supporting, encouraging and facilitating outdoor recreation in Fife the Trust will ensure it will be in the best possible position to tackle the financial challenges that lie ahead and build on yet another strong performance.“

Amanda McFarlane, chief executive for Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, said: “The Trust has had a very successful year, it has delivered a number of initiatives and projects which directly impact on the biodiversity and countryside of Fife.

“The work of the Trust is essential in maintaining Fife’s position as the number one outdoor destination in Scotland – this popularity is vital for the region’s economic sustainability. Looking forward, despite challenges to income streams, the Trust will look to focus on sites which deliver high-quality outdoor facilities which both residents and visitors can enjoy.”

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