Welcome to Fife Coast & Countryside Trust

The Fife Coast and Countryside Trust is an independent charity working with partners for a healthy environment that supports wellbeing and sustains the balance between people and nature.

Spread across more than 70 sites, FCCT maintains the Fife Coastal Path, Fife Pilgrim Way, the Lomond Hills Regional Park, local nature reserves, and award-winning beaches. The organisation has its headquarters at Harbourmaster’s House in Dysart where it manages a coastal visitor centre.

Mission Statement 

Connecting Environment and People 


We lead in the care of Fife’s outdoors. Working together with you, we create a healthier environment that supports wellbeing and sustains the balance between people and the natural world.


We rely on the support and generosity of the public to fund our vital project work which helps to conserve and enhance Fife’s great outdoors.

Latest News

Friday, July 19 Jul 2024

Eden Estuary Newsletter July 2024

Life on the estuary has been music to our ears! Reed Bunting and Chiffchaff were..


FCCT offer a range of events, activities conservation activities, guided walks and family friendly events to encourage the younger generation to develop a love of the environment.


We’ve got you covered

This section includes an extensive range of downloadable resources, including themed walks
and information leaflets, which are sure to enhance any visit to Fife.


Thanks to our Countryside Warden Rob for sharing this photo of a Patchwork leafcutter bee, carrying its cuttings to its home in an old bench on the Fife Coastal Path.
#insects #bees #naturecloseup #fifecoastalpath #naturelovers #naturephotography #photooftheday #pollinators #scottishpollinators #biodiversity #fifecoastalpath #fife #scotland #coast
Hey! There's no more room on the rock! Our countryside warden Pete observed these playful seals from Fife Coastal Path today. Pete kept a distance from the seals and captured these videos by holding his phone camera to a monocular. Pete says: "There are loads of seals around and I observed quietly from a distance. The more relaxed they are, the more interesting behaviour you get to witness for sure."
Seals regularly 'haul out' to digest their food or rest, so if you meet one on a beach, please give it plenty of space and keep dogs away. This is especially true for mothers and pups. Seals are also easily spooked from their rocky resting spots, so if in a boat or kayak, maintain a distance of at least 100m where possible. 
#seals #commonseals #greyseals #forthmarinemammals #marinelife #firthofforth The Forth Bridges #wildlife #conservation #keepyourdistance #fifecoastalpath #fringeofgold
Wonder if this Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) has got its orange beady eye on lunch! Spotted on the Fife Coastal Path today by our conservation officer Cristín. Oystercatchers love to eat cockles and mussels on the coast and mainly eat worms when they're inland.


#oystercatcher #birds #birdphotography #ornithology #birdwatching #coastalbirds #wildlife #loveFife #fringeofgold #photooftheday
News just in! Bottlenose dolphins off the coast of Crail, chasing shoals of mackerel. Thanks to Warden Ricky for the video.
#dolphins #marinelife #seamammals #firthofforth #fife #crail #seaside #beaches #fringeofgold #loveFife #dolphinwatching #eastneuk #TheHomeofGolf
We're looking forward to meeting new contacts and collaborators at Go Falkland, the regenerative farming, forestry and food event for the whole of Scotland. On 17 and 18 July @falklandestate it gathers some of the world’s top thinkers and changemakers on the topic of sustainable farming. It aims to generate more interest and engagement to improve soil health, ensuring food security, boosting biodiversity and helping to fight climate change.

Look for the FCCT gazebo and meet Sarah-Jane Latto and Tom Quayle, who lead our Conservation and Engagement department, and James Gemmell who manages our Access and Recreation team.

They’ll be attending talks and workshops and would like to meet landowners and managers to find out about your nature restoration and countryside management projects. Learn about our own restoration projects, like the River Leven and the Dreel Burn. And find out about safe and responsible access to the countryside.

We look forward to being in the same space as some of our valued partners like @climateactionfife @greenactiontrust @thelevenfife @forthriverstrust @food4fife
For info and tickets, please visit https://falklandestate.co.uk/event/go-falkland-2024/ There are reductions for smallholders and community groups.
Read more about our nature restoration projects:
#RegenerativeAgriculture #GOFalkland2024 #soilhealth #agroecology #composting #mobgrazing #goodfoodnationsact #scottishagriculture #directdrill #goodfoodregions #woodlandtrust #soilassociation #fife #scotland #events