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.
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.
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Improved transport infrastructure
Direct employment (construction, maintenance & service industry)
Ripple effect on businesses in Leven Town Centre & wider area
In 2018, the Kelpies had over 1.3 million visitors in 2018
The V&A in Dundee has welcomed over 300,000 visitors since opening the doors in September 2018
The Angel of the North is visited by over 150,000 people per year
The Arts & Culture industry contributes £8.5 billion per year to the UK economy
Culture pays £2.6 billion in taxes, £5 for every £1 of public funding
In Scotland the creative industries contribute £4.6 billion to the Scottish economy
In 2015 the creative industries employed 73,600 in Scotland
The Sea Bird Centre in North Berwick had an annual turnover of just over £1.2m in 2017 and 2018
Between April – August 2018 the Isle of May had over 13,500 visitors
In 2018 there has been a surge of whale sightings in the Firth of Forth including humpbacks, minke, orcas and sperm whales
Shorewatch have established a whale-watching base at Kinghorn, and will expand to Pittenweem.
There are already 18 whale-watching bases established across Scotland
The RSPB Loch Leven facility attracts over 200,000 visitors per year