The Levenmouth Whale Project has launched an online petition to gather support for their ambitious plans to build a pier and iconic whale sculpture in Leven. Organisers are appealing for supporters to share the petition far and wide.
Eugene Clarke, one of the board members said:
“We had plans for information stands and extensive public engagement in the spring and summer at events in and around Levenmouth, but these have all been cancelled due to the pandemic.
We look forward to reviving these plans as soon as we can, but in the meantime we’re going virtual, and launching a petition.
I know petitions work because of their impact during the Levenmouth Rail Campaign.
Addressing the recent announcement of a giant whale sculpture for Dundee, Mr Clarke said:
“Whales are a powerful motif. They not only recall an important piece of local industrial history. Their return to the Forth also bears witness to our changing climate and the overwhelming need for conservation of our natural resources.
So it’s no surprise that Dundee has latched on to our idea with a giant flattened whale canopy for its waterfront. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
The Dundee project will complement the Levenmouth project. With a visitor centre dedicated to whale and marine life and giant whales leaping up in the Forth at Levenmouth, we’re now on course to create an even more irresistible attraction – a whale sculpture trail for Scotland.”