New Wemyss centre sees success in first month

Victoria Pit from 1956 - a number of mining artefacts can be seen at the centre.
Victoria Pit from 1956 - a number of mining artefacts can be seen at the centre.
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Since opening just a few weeks ago, the new Wemyss Heritage Centre is already enjoying great success.

The local attraction opened just last month, and those who run it are delighted with the response it has had from locals and tourists alike, with over 50 visits alone last weekend.

Tom Moffet, an archivist who helped bring the centre to fruition, said it’s fantastic.

“We’re all very pleased with how things are going.

“This is a completely self-funded operation because we did apply for funding from Awards4All. However, we didn’t meet the requirements, so we have relied completely on self-funding.”

Organisers were keen to bring more visitors into the village, especially those travelling along the Fife Coastal Path and thought the centre would be the perfect thing. And now that it’s up and running, an appeal has been made for help with its displays, which centre around the mining history which is engrained into the Wemyss communities. If you would like to donate, you can visit the centre between noon and 4.00 p.m. Friday to Sunday, or items can be handed in at the West Wemyss Walk Inn.