Project to improve Pathhead Sands in Kirkcaldy

Fife councillors and representatives from Fife Coast and Countryside Trust visited Kirkcaldy's Pathhead Sands last year to welcome the news of the project.
Fife councillors and representatives from Fife Coast and Countryside Trust visited Kirkcaldy's Pathhead Sands last year to welcome the news of the project.

Work will get underway this week to make improvements to Pathhead Sands in Kirkcaldy.

The £320,000 project has been developed and managed by Fife Coast and Countryside Trust and funded by the Coastal Communities Fund and Fife Council.

The improvements will include: the reinstatement of car parking, improvements to the beach, landscaping works and the installation of new picnic benches and interpretation. Paths leading from Kirkcaldy and Ravenscraig Park will also be resurfaced and will become part of the famous Fife Coastal Path.

Amanda McFarlane, chief executive of Fife Coast and Countryside Trust said: “This is a fantastic project which will transform this well used local beach.

“Pathhead Sands has needed this type of investment for some time and we are delighted to have secured the necessary funds to make this happen. Work will start in the next few days and is expected to be completed before Christmas.

“There will be contractors on site with heavy plant and machinery in the initial stages and therefore the site will be closed to unauthorised vehicles for a period of approximately four weeks.

“During this time there will also be restricted pedestrian access to the site. We would therefore ask that anyone visiting the area takes extra care.”

She added: “We are grateful to the Coastal Communities Fund and Fife Council for their funding and we hope that local residents and visitors will enjoy the improved facilities.”