Putting Levenmouth back on tourism map

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Published: Tuesday 10 Jul 2007 by Fife Council

The Proclaimers sang about Methil in "Letter From America" then Jack Vettriano painted the town's power station in Long Time Gone.


Now a new organisation, the Promote Levenmouth Alliance, is determined to put Methil - along with its neighbouring communities - on the map.


Some 20 organisations including local businesses and community groups together with Fife Council's Development Services, Business Gateway and Fife Coast and Countryside Trust are working on promoting the wider area to local people and tourists.


Eddie McHutchison, project co-ordinator at the Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, said: "Our aim is to bring positive change to Levenmouth by raising awareness of its natural assets."


The first meetings have resulted in the decision to launch a website and to improve town signs.


He explained: "The website will be a dynamic gateway to Levenmouth. It will actively promote local events and activities as well as providing member businesses with an enhanced web presence.


"Information about local amenities, such as the Fife Coastal Path, golf courses and visitor attractions will be included too."


The Alliance has identified other areas needing upgrading like signs directing people to local attractions and the toilet facilities on Leven's promenade.


Eddie added: "The Alliance will provide a co-ordinated approach to tackling issues such as these."


Chris Wragg, economic advisor for Fife Council's Economic Regeneration and Partnerships Team, said: "The area has long been suffering a loss of industry and jobs. It used to be a popular visitor destination; we would like to see that happen again.


"The Promote Levenmouth Alliance will work with other Levenmouth groups to raise tourism standards and help regenerate the area."

Archived Feature originally published 10 Jul 2007 - 07 Sep 2007

For more information contact

Chris Wragg, Economic Adviser 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 47 18 51 Fax: 01592 583638 Contact Chris Wragg online
By Post: Fife Council, Kingdom House, Kingdom Avenue, Glenrothes, KY7 5LY
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