December newsletter

This was sent out on 31/1/16 – please contact if you are not on the mailing list or have not received it yet.

Reinstate the Thornton-Leven rail-link!

Levenmouth Rail Campaign (LMRC) will again be active attending galas and summer events around the Levenmouth area over the next 3 months seeking to maintain strong local support for the cause and convince decision-makers of the long overdue need for action.

We are striving to reinstate Fife Circle pasenger services along with freight on the 5 miles of track connecting Methil and Leven to the mainline at Thornton.  The track is fully intact, three major feasibility studies have been completed in the past 10 years, Fife Council has given strong backing and Levenmouth is by far the largest community (37,500) in Scotland not served by rail services. Since the area is badly in need of regeneration, modest investment to reactivate rail services seems the easiest step any Government could consider.  In an area of high unemployment, bringing hourly services from Leven to Edinburgh – a journey time of around one hour – would increaselocal job vacancies by 500%

Rail travel uses half the carbon emissions per passengers compared to road travel and road conenctions to Levenmouth are rather poor) and over 80% for freight.   The entire line was used for freight until 2001 and sections have been used since then.  Studies estimate 3-400,000 passenger journeys per year would use the service, decimating carbon emissions by allowing major modal shifts.  We would request as many as possible to visit our website ( and sign one of the online petitions running



Fife Communities Climate Action Network adopts a constitution

The Fife Communities Climate Action Network steering group has adopted a constitution to help strengthen the role and function of the the network in Fife.  With the need to increase efforts to tackle climate change, a rapidly growing network, and the recognition that communities have a key role to play in shaping better futures – the time is right to lay the foundations for a network of communities that will help meet the climate challenge.   All members will be sent a copy shortly.   An unsigned version is available here

FCCAN Constitution vAdopted_Jun16


New Network Member

We would like to welcome a new member of the network – The Anstruther Improvements Association (AIA). The Association  is a community organisation that was set up to protect and improve the burgh. More recently the AIA has developed into an organisation that works to bring positive change to the community. We have for instance taken on ownership of Dreel Halls, with a view of turning it into a vibrant community centre. We also run a programme of events and a community cinema.

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I will be sending out a newsletter on Tuesday 24/5/16.

Please send any information about activities, events of your group or project to me by the close of Monday 23/5/16.  Please send photos if you can. Thank you.

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