FIFE COUNCIL is committed to supporting town centres across Fife. We would like the people of Fife to get involved in Scotland's Towns Week, which runs 16 - 22 November. Show us what it is they love about towns throughout the Kingdom by posting their own photographs. Tell us what makes them special, show that they ‘Love Fife Towns’.
The national campaign is organised by Scotland's Towns Partnership and aims to help put Scotland’s towns in the spotlight by focusing on the positive aspects of town life.
In Fife we want to concentrate on showcasing the aspects we love about our towns on Instagram and we will be promoting through Facebook and Twitter. Use the #WelcometoFife, #lovefifetowns and the #town name or business to link your photos to the campaign.
This is a chance for all our towns to shine no matter what the size. Join us in identifying what makes our towns special.
Over the week we’ll be highlighting different aspects of town life. Show us why your town is the best place to:
- go shopping
- meet friends
- see a film, show
- appreciate our history
- eat or drink
Some of the best photos will be posted on our Facebook pages including Our Cowdenbeath; Our Dunfermline; Our Glenrothes; Our SW Fife and Our Kirkcaldy.
Fife Council’s Depute Leader and Executive Spokesperson for Economy and Planning, Councillor Lesley Laird, said: “Town centres are places much valued and loved by communities.
“We recognise that town centres everywhere face challenging times but we’re passionate about making sure all our town centres stay at the heart of our communities and are attractive and vibrant for everyone - from the people who live there, to the people who work and visit them.
“We are working with partners to invest in Fife’s town centres to help deliver a number of projects. Fife Council has already made significant investment in Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline and given local Area Committees money to help them support initiatives in their local area.
Through Fife Business Gateway we have supported business start-ups; helped to fund improved environment and infrastructures of our town centres; increased the opportunity for those living, or who would like to live, in our town centres as well as improving access to cultural and leisure opportunities through our Quid A Kid and free swims schemes.
“We’ll continue to take an active role and do everything we can to help regenerate town centres across the Kingdom. With so much shopping now done on-line our town centres will have to adapt to survive and can only do this with partnership working - through support from the council, business community other organisations and most importantly - local people.
“Scotland’s Town Week gives us the opportunity to come together and raise awareness of what’s going on in all our towns and encourage Fifers to take a pride in their towns, take them to their hearts and Love Fife towns.”
You can also take part via Twitter at www.twitter.com/fifecouncil or by searching #lovefifetowns. And don’t worry if you can’t follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you can see what happening across Fife’s town centres throughout the year by visiting www.fifedirect.org.uk/whatson