Visitors to Saturday’s Levenmouth’s Summer Market showed enthusiastic support for the proposal to bring giant Kelpies-like whale sculptures on the end of a pier to Leven.
Levenmouth Whale Project Chair Eugene Clarke, who also chairs the Rail Link Campaign which last year won Scottish Government backing to reconnect Levenmouth, said:
“We were taken aback by folk’s enthusiasm for the whales. They were a real hit, catching the imagination of young and old.
Many people recalled that Levenmouth used to be a popular place to visit, it’s got a fantastic water front and with the railway link coming, all it needs is an iconic attraction to draw visitors back to the town.
A number of people commented that the success of the rail campaign and the new whale project showed that “Levenmouth is definitely on the up”. They also praised the project for already “bringing the community together.”
Paper signatures for a petition in support of the project were also collected, bringing the total to over 200. Any one who wants to show their love and support for the Levenmouth whales can sign online at www.levenmouth-whale.co.uk/whale-petition/
Eugene Clarke added:
“The project is going great guns. We’ve got our application in with OSCR to become a registered charity and we’re looking for funding for a feasibility study. We’ll also be out and about in Levenmouth gathering more public support.
Anyone who fancies joining our weekly action group meetings on zoom is very welcome.
Please get in touch with me on 07790 881760 or at firstname.lastname@example.org”
For more info, please contact Eugene on 077881760 or Linda on 07759 509 884