This quarter saw FCCT announce plans to create the Fife Pilgrim Way - a spectacular walking route across the Kingdom.
The route follows in the footsteps of pilgrims who, throughout history, have journeyed from Culross Abbey and North Queensferry to St.Andrews.
Following an inland route, the Fife Pilgrim Way will take in existing rights of way, paths, tracks and the core path network, as well as some new sections of path to offer a variety of walking opportunties.
It will link historic sites of pligrimage with its award-winning natural beauty, passing landmarks such as Dunfermline Abbey, Markinch, The Waterless Way and Ceres, before ending in front of the grand ruins of St.Andrews Cathedral.
We are working in parternship with Fife Council, Fife Tourism Partnership, the Scottish Pilgrims Routes Forum and Scotways and are excited and optimistic that if we can secure the funding and support required to deliver this project, it will bring significant economic benefits and attract many new vistitors to Fife.
It will be a major challenge for the partners to secure the funding required to implement the route, its signage, interpretation and promotion. We also need to be aware of the costs associated with maintaining a path of this length and hope that local communities and businesses will support us to help to make this path a reality.