D-Day for Fife libraries’ future

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It’s D-day for Fife’s libraries as councillors meet to decide where the axe might fall.

Tuesday’s meeting at Fife House is expected to be lively with protestors gathering outside to press the case to save their own branches.

The controversial plan, put forward by Fife Cultural Trust to meet savings targets set by Fife Council, outlined up to 16 library closures across the Kingdom.

Set up three years ago, the Trust has already delivered almost £1m in savings - and it still has to find a further £800,000 by March 2018.

Its proposal sparked a huge outcry across communities, but it has already told councillors there is no Plan B if it wishes to pursue the savings.

Now it’s up to them to reach a decision.

They have already come under pressure from community groups which have campaigned to save their local libraries, and from SNP councillors opposed to the cuts.

They will arrive for tomorrow’s meeting at Fife House to face protestors on the doorstep.

>> Follow @FFP on Twitter for updates from tomorrow’s meeting.

>> Full update on the committee’s decision will be online first at www.fifetoday.co.uk with reaction in our newspapers - the Fife Free Press, Fife Herald, East Andrews Citizen, East Fife Mail and Glenrothes Gazette