Fife Council transfers ownership of Denburn Wood

Denburn Wood in Crail is to have new owners following a community asset transfer to Crail Community Partnership from Fife Council.

Community asset transfers were introduced in 2015 by the Scottish Government in a bid to give communities more control over local assets.

Councillors at a meeting of Fife Council's Cabinet Committee today (Thursday) agreed to transfer ownership of the woods to the local partnership for the sum of £1. This will allow the partnership access to more external funding to manage the area as a community green space.

Fife Council's communities spokesperson Cllr Linda Erskine welcomed the agreement. She said: "This is great news for the local community.

"Denburn Wood is a much loved local asset in Crail and is a well used scenic route. Crail Community Partnership are worthy custodians of its future."

North East Fife Area Committee will also discuss the transfer at their next meeting.