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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 |
Lomond Hills area community welcomed to drop-in sessions
Thursday, August 9, 2012
People lucky enough to be living close to the Lomond Hills and Loch Leven were invited to help shape the area’s future.
The Living Lomonds Landscape Partnership (LLLP) hosted a series of drop-in sessions to gauge local opinion on ideas aimed at helping people to access and enjoy the hills, and to appreciate their stories, wildlife, history, traditional skills and conservation.
Alex Page, LLLP Project Development Officer, said: “The Lomond Hills are an important area for the local communities and we want to make sure that we fully understand what these communities feel is really important about them.
“The drop-in sessions were a great opportunity to help shape this exciting project by sharing the community’s views and suggestions, ensuring that it will be of lasting benefit to the people, wildlife and landscape of the Living Lomonds area.”
Those attending the drop-in sessions also had the chance to share creative ideas for the Lomond Hills fire sculptures – beacons to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – and view a frieze depicting images of life in the hills, created by children and families visiting the Falkland Centre for Stewardship.
Community drop-in sessions took place on Tuesday 8th May at Falkland Village Hall and Leslie Library and on Wednesday 9th May at Markinch Parish Church and Benarty Community Centre.
Members of the community who were unable to attend also had the chance to take part by completing a short online survey about the Lomond Hills at www.surveymonkey.com/s/RLNVQ7X
LLLP has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to develop this project during 2012 in consultation with local communities, organisations and people who live and work in and around the Living Lomonds area.
A full application to the HLF Landscape Partnerships Scheme will be submitted at the end of 2012, which is expected to fund Living Lomonds project work from 2013 – 2015.
The member organisations include Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, Falkland Centre for Stewardship, Kinross Museum Trust, Markinch Heritage Group, Benarty Community Forum, Lomond Hills Regional park partnership and TRACKS (The Rural Access Committee for Kinross-shire).