Pilgrim Way Development Phase Launch
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
St. Andrews Day marked the official start of the ambitious Fife Pilgrim Way Project which will link 13 communities and over 40 historical sites from North Queensferry through the heart of Fife to St. Andrews.
Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) who are leading the project recently secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to enable the development stage to begin and a Project Officer role is being advertised at the moment to get the first phase under way.
To celebrate the commencement of the project, members of the Steering Group gathered at St Andrews Cathedral, at what will become the end of the 70 mile route, once the path has been constructed.
Steering Group members include FCCT, Fife Council, Fife Cultural Trust, Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum, Forth Pilgrim, Visit Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, and The National Trust for Scotland together with the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Amanda McFarlane, Chief Executive of FCCT said “We are delighted to be able to officially start this project. There has been huge support for it from all of the local communities and we think this new route will be a great addition to Fife’s free visitor attractions. Hopefully once completed the Fife Pilgrim Way will attract as many visitors as the Fife Coastal Path and will help to keep Fife as Scotland’s top destination for Outdoor Recreation”.