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Improvements to ancient woodland

Almost £80,000 worth of improvements have been made to Kennoway Den, which is listed by Scottish National Heritage (SNH) as an ancient woodland.

Cllr David Alexander, Iain Wilson, Stewart Christie (Director Rural Skills Scotland)Cllr Colin Davidson,Cllr Eugene Clarke, and Tom Corke (Contracts Manager Rural Skills Scotland).

The work, which was funded by Fife Council and Scottish Forestry was carried out by Fife Council and Rural Skills Scotland (RSS).

Members of the Levenmouth Area Committee and Fife Council’s Spokesperson for Communities, Councillor Linda Erskine, were given a tour of the newly revamped den.

Commenting on the improvement works, Councillor Colin Davidson, Convener of Levenmouth Area Committee said: “We’ve been working in partnership with RSS for a few years now to manage the woodland.

“Thanks to their submission to Scottish Forestry’s ‘Woods in and Around Towns’ grant, as well as funding from ourselves, we’ve been able to carry out a number of projects in the den including woodland thinning, tree planting, drainage works, new culverts, upgrading the paths and steps, new signs as well as new benches.

“Kennoway Den gives people a place to enjoy a range of outdoor activities as well as helping to improve Fife’s biodiversity. It’s a great place for people to walk, exercise and enjoy recreational activities that promote health and wellbeing and contribute to positive mental health.”

Stewart Christie, Director with Rural Skills Scotland, said “it has been a pleasure to work in partnership with Fife Council on this project, not only has it been a significant project for our contracting team, it has also allowed us to provide training opportunities through the employability programmes we deliver.”