Help us build on the Living Lomonds’ legacy

Volunteers have unearthed hundreds of archaeological treasures over the past three years
Volunteers have unearthed hundreds of archaeological treasures over the past three years

The body behind a successful three-year conservation project is inviting voluntary groups in north east Fife to help continue its legacy.

The Living Lomonds Landscape Partnership, whose funding comes to an end this year, is to host an information roadshow in the Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, on Wednesday, June 22, which aims to offer inspiration to local organisations keen to emulate the project’s success.

Over the past three years the Partnership has seen 500 events delivered, raised almost £3 million and logged over 13,000 volunteer hours.

Activities have included workshops and training in rural skills, new paths and signage, picnics in the hills, habitat management, historic building conservation, new information hubs and archaeological digs.

The Studio space in the Rothes Halls will be a hub of activity and information, with stallholders including Heritage Lottery Fund, FET & Leader, Paths For All, OJT Heritage, Living Solutions and Portmoak Community Woodland Group.

The event, which is free to attend, will give visitors the chance to learn about what has been happening on their doorstep to help local communities re-connect with the landscape and encourage responsible access within the hills.

“We are excited to announce that the Living Lomonds Legacy Roadshow is taking place ,” said Ed Heather-Hayes, LLLP programme manager.

“It offers us a great opportunity to share with Fifers what the programme has achieved and what we have learned over the past three years.

“We have been amazed by the support and dedication shown by the thousands of hours of commitment from the many hundreds of volunteers and partners who have all made it possible.

“Please join us for a day of information sharing that we hope will inspire you or your local group to develop projects and forge new partnerships, helping to build a better environment and stronger communities.”

Visitors to the roadshow, which begins at 1pm, can not only find out more about the LLLP itself, but can also get information about how similar projects could be funded.

They can chat directly with organisers and funders and find out about volunteering and partnership working opportunities.

At the start of the day, the LLLP will give an insight into the project, the funding that was secured to deliver it, the partners involved and share their experiences of delivering a project of this scale.

To book a place or for further information, contact Karen on 01592 583255 or email Karenm.taylor@onfife.com.