Silverburn presentation for Council

Flax Mill at Silverburn Park
Flax Mill at Silverburn Park

The group tasked with breathing new life into Silverburn Park will present its plans to councillors today (Wednesday).

Fife Employment Access Trust (FEAT) will meet with elected officials at the Levenmouth area committee meeting in Methil to discuss what it has been working on for the last twelve months.

Last year, councillors provided FEAT with exclusivity to develop plans for the park which is now in a sorry state, with many of the buildings on site beyond repair.

As detailed in the Mail in April, the organisation is hoping to focus primarily on the former Flax Mill, turning it in to a hub for eco-tourism, including a hostel, cafe and meeting spaces, with room for camping outside.

Speaking before the presentation, FEAT general manager Duncan Mitchell said: “Essentially we’re hoping that the committee will see we have covered as many angles as possible in developing this plan and will be understanding of the fact that it’s not a short term solution. We’re still looking for feedback from the community though and have opened up an online survey.

“We have also secured the services of a temporary marketing officer and are planning to run some small events over the summer in the park, which will also provide opportunities for the community to ask about our plans and progress, as well as keep encouraging people back to Silverburn.”

Councillors at today’s meeting will be asked to study the proposal and give an appraisal on the strengths and weaknesses they perceive from the plan as it stands.

If the members signal support for the report, it will be subsequently considered by the Executive Committee for full ratification, and legal processes put in place for phasedtransfer of responsibility for the park .

To fill out the online survey, go to