Levenmouth Whales are a social media hit as they steer a course to become a charity and trust

The Levenmouth Whale Project, an ambitious multi-million pound “iconic art” proposal, is off to a flying start, as a steering group headed by local activity activists is setting up a charity, applying for start-up funding and building a social media presence.

The Chairwoman of Buckhaven and Denbeath Community Council, Michelle Ratcliffe is chairing the steering group, with community activist Mara McArthur as secretary.

They are working with BRAG and other organisations to create a charity to take the project forward and apply for start-up funding.

They have also set up instagram and twitter accounts, and a facebook page which attracted over 250 likes in its first 24 hours.

Cllr Graham Ritchie, who presented the project at a public meeting in XXX, said:

“We’ve had two meetings now to set up a steering project, and each time we’ve had enthusiastic, committed local people come forward to help. Shell and Mara have hit the ground running, and I’m delighted they have come on board.

We’ve got a website and leaflet, which we’re distributing around businesses, libraries etc to publicise the project, and the response has been fantastic.

The time is absolutely right for a big, inspirational project that everyone can get behind and which will really put Levenmouth on the map.”

Michelle Ratcliffe, Chair of the Levenmouth Whale Project Steering Group said:

“Our next steering group meeting is at on Thursday 27 June at 4pm at BRAG at the Levenmouth Energy Park where we will hear from the Development Trusts Association Scotland about forming a development trust.

This is a community project and everyone is very welcome.”