The Fife Pilgrim Way has received new funding. Below is their press release:
Plans to create a new “Pilgrims” walking route across Fife passed another milestone with the awarding of a first round pass of £406,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
Together with support from Fife Council and other sources, this funding will be used by Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) to employ a project development officer to produce a full application to HLF for the creation and interpretation of the path and its heritage features.
Amanda McFarlane, Chief Executive of FCCT said “This is fantastic news. We have had incredible community support for this project and this funding will turn our plans into a reality. This route, once completed will enable people to walk from North Queensferry and Culross to St Andrews through the heart of Fife taking in over 50 medieval sites along the way”
Amanda added “It will be some time before we can have a finished route ready for walkers, however this is a great step forward”.
The funding has been awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of its Heritage Grants Scheme.
Ken Patterson, FCCT’s Inland Team Leader said “There is still a lot of work to do as the stage 2 application must be submitted in 12 months’ time. However, we want to get local communities involved in the development and ongoing management of the route as well as with the heritage sites along the way. We will be talking to each community to find out how we can work together to make sure the Fife Pilgrim Way is a great experience for walkers, communities and a benefit to local businesses too.”
FCCT hope to advertise for the Project Development Officer prior to Christmas and development work will commence early in 2016.