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FAQ

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It is a community-led project to create an iconic tourist attraction consisting of:

  • A 1000 foot long pier in an award-winning contemporary design
  • 100 foot high sculpture of humpback whales (with light and music)
  • A visitor centre with exhibition space, café and educational facility
  • A tidal turbine for energy self-sufficiency
We do not know the final cost as it will all depend on the final design, but we expect it to be in the region of £55 million. We aim to deliver the project through key stages and as this work progresses the financial costs will be revised on a regular basis.
The final location will be determined following surveys, but we expect it tobe either on the promenade or on the site of the old Methil power station.
We hope to have it open within the next 6 or 7 years.
A whole host of community-minded individuals who want to support a project that will help regenerate the Levenmouth area. Everyone has the opportunity to become a member of the project and our regular action committee meetings are open to all. If you want to find out how to become a member or support the project in other ways, please visit our SUPPORT US page
Absolutely not. The project will not compete for funding with things like housing, schools or health. Major capital funding will come from sources which are restricted in what they can fund. There is no expectation that Fife Council will contribute capital funding.
Funding for this will come from a range of sources including heritage funds, lottery awards, private contributions and supporter investment.

We do not have a figure at the moment, but details of the number of construction jobs and mixture of full and part-time jobs will be advertised on our website.

While it’s too early to put a figure on jobs there’s no doubt a development like this will generate a lot of employment both through the construction phase and the new tourism and leisure businesses that will follow it.

By creating a unique attraction which will draw local, national and international visitors by combining Big Art Engineering and Green Tourism. It will boost investment in new infrastructure, generate economic activities and create employment in Levenmouth and Fife.
It is to acknowledge the improvements to environment in the Firth of Forth. Humpback Whales and dolphins are returning to the Forth and a whale sculpture will celebrate this improvement in our environment. And folk like whales!
We’ll be holding a national and international competition for the design which will also involve local people in the selection process.
That will be determined by engineers and designers following a tender exercise
Yes, the tidal turbine will provide the electricity for this.
The whole project will be subject to an environmental impact assessment and parking and transportation links will be fully considered. Making the project accessible for all will be at the very heart of this process.
The Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee set up by members of the public
It will be owned by the Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee
There is likely to be an admission fee to access the pier and the monies from this will help with the day to day running costs. The level of fee will be determined at a later date.
It was the brainchild of Levenmouth councillor Graham Ritchie and his wife Helen
By becoming a member and by signing our Great Whale Petition by going to levenmouth-whale.co.uk/whale-petition/
The project started early 2019 by Councillor Graham Ritchie, Helen Ritchie and Councillor Linda Holt. Through their initial work and promotion, this led to the growth of the group, recruiting local community leaders; Eugene Clarke & Ken Haig, both of whom were instrumental in the success of the Levenmouth Rail Campaign.
We’d love to accept your donation, however, we are still in the process of establishing a bank account. This process was unfortunately delayed by the CoVid-19 pandemic and we hope to be up and running as soon as possible. If you would like to discuss a possible future donation, please get in touch with Eugene Clarke on 07790 881 760 or eugene.clarke@levenmouth-whale.co.uk

Eugene Clarke on 07790 881 760 or eugene.clarke@levenmouth-whale.co.uk

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Address: c/o Levenmouth Whale Project, Thomson House, Levenmouth Community Enterprise Centre, Harbour View, Methil, Leven, KY8 3RW
Email: info@levenmouth-whale.co.uk
Phone: 01334 828 969

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