The Vision

The Levenmouth Whale Project is a community-led development with global ambitions.

Big Art, Engineering and Green Tourism combine to create a unique attraction which will draw local, national and international visitors.

It will boost investment in new infrastructure, generate economic activities and create employment in Levenmouth and Fife.

1000-foot long pier in an award-winning contemporary design
100-foot sculpture of humpback whales (with light and music)
Foodie destination restaurant
Visitor Centre with exhibition space, cafe & educational facility
Tidal turbine for energy self-sufficiency

BACKGROUND

Once upon a time Leven was a thriving holiday town which people flocked to from across Scotland ….
Now Levenmouth features in indices for the 20% most deprived areas in Scotland across a ranges of areas from income, employment, education and health ….
Yet the town has fantastic potential in its setting and location on the Forth in the middle of Fife ….

The Whale Project aims to transform Levenmouth into a destination for the 21st century.
It adds a powerful justification to the case for reopening the rail link to Cameron Bridge to enable hourly Fife Circle services direct to Edinburgh.
For further information about the Levenmouth Rail Campaign and how you can support the LMRC team, please visit:
www.lmrc-action.org.uk
www.levenmouth.co.uk

Improved transport infrastructure
Direct employment (construction, maintenance & service industry)
Ripple effect on businesses in Leven Town Centre & wider area

BIG ART & ENGINEERING

The Kelpies

In 2018, the Kelpies had over 1.3 million visitors in 2018

V&A (Dundee)

The V&A in Dundee has welcomed over 300,000 visitors since opening the doors in September 2018

Angel of the North

The Angel of the North is visited by over 150,000 people per year

Arts & Culture

The Arts & Culture industry contributes £8.5 billion per year to the UK economy

UK Culture

Culture pays £2.6 billion in taxes, £5 for every £1 of public funding

Creative INdustries

In Scotland the creative industries contribute £4.6 billion to the Scottish economy

Scottish Creative Industries

In 2015 the creative industries employed 73,600 in Scotland

WILDLIFE TOURISM

Sea Bird Centre

The Sea Bird Centre in North Berwick had an annual turnover of just over £1.2m in 2017 and 2018

Isle of May

Between April – August 2018 the Isle of May had over 13,500 visitors

Whale Sightings

In 2018 there has been a surge of whale sightings in the Firth of Forth including humpbacks, minke, orcas and sperm whales

Shore watch

Shorewatch have established a whale-watching base at Kinghorn, and will expand to Pittenweem.

Whale Watching

There are already 18 whale-watching bases established across Scotland

RSPB Loch Leven

The RSPB Loch Leven facility attracts over 200,000 visitors per year

NEXT STEPS

STEERING GROUP

Recruit individuals
Access initial funding for creating legal structure

LEGAL STRUCTURE

Investigate best legal vehicle
Register and constitute company, trust & charity

INVITE TRUSTEES

Create board
Fund raise for feasibility study/business case

GETTING IN TOUCH

Graham
Ritchie
Councillor
Linda
Holt
Councillor
Helen
Ritchie
Big Art Leven
James
Glen
Design Fife
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