Stop ruining the pleasure of a popular Leven stroll

Bottles and cans discarded by the path between Blacketyside/Silverburn and Scoonie
Bottles and cans discarded by the path between Blacketyside/Silverburn and Scoonie
  • Blight of litter
  • Plea to drinkers
  • Stop spoiling walk

A plea has gone out for the community to put a stop to a long-standing littering problem in Leven.

The footpaths between Scoonie golf course and Blacketyside/Silverburn, which are very popular with people out for a stroll, have been blighted by a nuisance of discarded bottles, cans, litter, cigarette butts and broken glass from people drinking on the pathway.

It just totally spoils the whole area.

Fed-up walker

One Leven woman, who regularly walks along the route, has become increasingly sickened by the unsightly piles of rubbish which are scarring the seating areas, steps, and other stretches of the path, which skirts the edge of Scoonie’s golf course and takes a higher route to Blacketyside and a lower journey to Silverburn.

Acording to Fife Council, the path and the golf course are not covered by the bye-laws which prohibit drinking alcohol in public places.

The woman, who preferred not to be named, said she persnally had no problem with people drinking but appealed for the revellers to take their litter away and dispose of it properly.

“It’s hardly conducive to sitting having a nice view of the sea,” she said.

She also hoped the area could be cleaned up, as the accumulation of litter had become greater in the last couple of years.

Although it was a busy area for walkers, she said, it was ‘out of the way’, so maybe tended to attract less responsible visitors.

“It’s a very well used area,” she added. “It could be a lovely walk – we’re meant to have this view from the seats to the bay over the stone wall .

“It just totally spoils the whole area and it seems to be getting worse.”