Memorial to one of Levenmouth’s finest

Bob Watt
Bob Watt

A memorial to much loved local architect and humanitarian Bob Watt has been unveiled on the Methil side of the Bawbee Brig.

Bob - senior partner with Sinclair Watt Architects - died after a short illness on May 5, 2012. He was 73-years-old.

A section of the Bob Watt memorial stone

A section of the Bob Watt memorial stone

The Leven Valley Development Trust, which Bob co-founded more than a decade ago to assist in the regeneration of the area, decided to create the memorial to the man who touched so may lives.

The result is an engraved stone honouring his memory and good deeds, which was officially unveiled on Friday.

Located at the seating area on the Methil side of the Bawbee Bridge, where the Leven Valley footpath begins, and which was created by the Trust, the ceremony was attended by Bob’s family, friends and former colleagues.

Alan Henderson, chairman of the Trust, said ‘’Bob was a one-off; a force of nature.

“He tirelessly worked for the regeneration of Levenmouth, but also cast his net more widely, for example, in seeking to raise funds and give hands-on help with projects to help less privileged children abroad.

“Our memorial is but a small token of recognition and thanks for all he did. His legacy will live on.”

Bob was one of the leading visionaries for the creation of a better future for the area and often took great pride, over commercial gain, from efforts to boost the community and regenerate Levenmouth.

Born in London on June 23, 1938 he moved to Methil from Airdrie in 1969 to continue the architect practice of Peter Sinclair.

Bob also sat on the Levenmouth Childcare management committee and the board of Abbeyfield executive committee, concerned with special needs care of the elderly. He was also a trustee of Fife Historic Buildings Trust.