Kirkcaldy sea wall project is a winner for Fife Council

Fife's transportation team representatives Cllr Pat Callaghan, Wullie McNulty and Susan Keenlyside, with awards host Grant Stott (left) and Dominic Booth, managing director of Abellio UK, who presented the award.
Fife's transportation team representatives Cllr Pat Callaghan, Wullie McNulty and Susan Keenlyside, with awards host Grant Stott (left) and Dominic Booth, managing director of Abellio UK, who presented the award.

Work to upgrade Kirkcaldy sea wall and improve the Esplanade area has earned Fife Council the Integrated Transport Project of the Year accolade at the Scottish Transport Awards.

Completed in November 2014, and costing just over £9 million, the upgraded sea wall and refurbished Esplanade now provides a resilient coast defence.

Additional benefits include opportunities for increasing the use of the esplanade for festivals and events; better conditions for walking and cycling; and improved connections between the town centre and the Esplanade.

Ken Gourlay, head of asset, transportation and environmental services, said: “I’m delighted with our success. Fife Council always performs well at this national event.

“Congratulations to the staff involved in this project, they deserve this recognition for all their hard work.”

Councillor Pat Callaghan, spokesman for transport and environment, added: “Well done to everyone who took part in these awards.

“In the face of dramatic budget cuts across the Council, our transport team continues providing services that are the best example of their kind in the country.”

Hosted by Radio and TV presenter Grant Stott, the 13th annual Scottish Transport Awards was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow.

The awards recognise excellence, innovation and progress across all areas of transport in Scotland.