Our bid has been submitted to HLF and we are now waiting for a decision. In the meantime, if you wish to get in touch about any aspect of the programme, please either Visit the Living Lomonds Website or phone us on 01337 858838.
Our Vision for the Living Lomonds Landscape Partnership - reconnecting people with the living legacy of the Lomond HIlls by:
The Living Lomonds focuses on a 162km2 area of Fife taking in the Lomond Hills and contrasting communities to the north and south of them, including Falkland, Scotland’s first conservation village and historic mining communities such as Benarty. The hills, dominated by two distinctive volcanic plugs and the lowland plain between are home to significant natural heritage and support a wide variety of wildlife such as ospreys, peregrine falcons, hen harriers, red squirrels and green tiger beetles.
The area tracks the history of mining with some of the oldest examples of small scale mining from medieval times through to the deep pits of the 19th century. Channelled water from Loch Leven fed many of the area’s other industries such as flax spinning, weaving, bleaching, grain milling, distilling and papermaking.
The Landscape Partnership aims to reconnect people with the hills so that they can understand, enjoy and celebrate the built and natural heritage that they share. Woodlands, dry-stone walls and historic pilgrim routes will be restored and new all access paths created. Volunteering, training and employment opportunities will be created in heritage skills while a programme of activities such as the re-enactment of a medieval deer hunt and exploring Gaelic heritage through place names aim to provide a stronger connection between people and the landscape.
Other groups and organisations in the partnership currently are: Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, Markinch Heritage Group, Kinross Museum, Fife Council, Tracks and the Benarty Community Forum, Forestry Commission, Fife Cultural Trust