Mile markers added to Kirkcaldy's popular waterfront

Kirkcaldy’s busy waterfront has installed mile markers to help the growing number of joggers and walkers using it.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 12:30 pm
New mile markers have been added to Kirkcaldy's waterfront

The start and finish lines have been painted, and a stone marker added near the Port Brae end.

It’s the latest addition to the Esplanade which has been one of the most popular routes for locals throughout lockdown.

Billed as a “leisurely mile” it will be of interest to joggers and runners who use the scenic route for their daily exercise.

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Councillor Neil Crooks, who convenes Kirkcaldy’s area committee, welcomed its addition.

“It’s a hugely popular spot for many, many people,” he said. “The markers are for running groups and individuals, rather than competition, but, they do throw up the possibility of fun events to tie in the the Beach Highland Games.

“We’ve measured them, checked and re-checked - and the work looks good.”The markers came out of the waterfront consultations as the town looks to tap into its setting, and provide stronger links with the High Street.

Work is continuing on reducing the dual carriageway to single road, and creating more public space with views across the Forth.

“I am really pleased with the way things are going and the feedback we are getting,” added Mr Crooks.

“Two new businesses have opened recently at the east end and are going really well, and people can now see the project taking shape. The road is coming along well, too.

“The waterfront has been incredibly popular throughout lockdown as a place to exercise for many people.

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