FOUR young unemployed people have been given a 26-week contract to help restore Fife’s core path network.
The project has been funded by the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) and Fife Council and will see the team transform and improve greenspace land to provide better access to the public.
Fife, as well as the Lothians, Ayrshire and Inverclyde have been selected for improvements.
Across this area, paths from East Wemyss all the way through the East Neuk have been earmarked for work.
Senior access officer, Alison Irvine, told the Mail: “The core paths plan was adopted in January this year and there is a lot of work to do to get it all to a usable state, particularly after this very wet summer.”
John O’Keefe, operational officer with Scottish Natural Heritage, said his organisation was pleased to be able to support the work.
“It’s a terrific way to train young people in new skills while they are looking after green spaces near where they live,” he said.
Core paths offer the opportunity to the public to get out and about from their own homes to enjoy the relaxation of quiet time in the outdoors in a local green space.
Pictured is the team already at work in Fife on the Torres Loan path which is near Lochore.
From left to right are Daniel Brown, Alan Stevens, supervisor Derek Cobban, Kenneth Dobell and Steven Craig.