Fife Council is supporting this year’s Scotland's Towns Week, which kicks-off next week (7- 13 November) and is encouraging Fifers to ‘Love Fife Towns’ too.

And the local authority is hoping people in the Cowdenbeath-Lochgelly area will promote the good points of it through social media.

Scotland’s Towns Week is a national campaign organised by Scotland's Towns Partnership that aims to help revitalise the country's towns.

As part of this year’s Scotland’s Towns Week, Fife is hosting Scotland’s Town Conference. This is the only gathering of around 200 professionals with direct influence and responsibility for policy making and strategic delivery across Scotland’s towns.

As well as hosting the conference, they will also be posting and tweeting clues and photos to spell out a phrase and they want the public to get involved!

You can take part by keeping a note of the specified letter of the famous Fifer or landmark in the clue/photo and at the end of the week use the letters to spell out a phrase. The photos and clues will be posted on the Council’s five local ‘Our’ Facebook pages: Our Cowdenbeath / facebook.com/OurCowdenbeath

Our Dunfermline / facebook.com/OurDunfermline

Our Glenrothes / facebook.com/ourglenrothes

Our SW Fife / facebook.com/OurSWFife

Our Kirkcaldy / facebook.com/OurKirkcaldy

You can also take part via Twitter at www.twitter.com/fifecouncil

Fife Council’s Depute Leader and Executive spokesperson for Economy and Planning, Councillor Lesley Laird, said: “Communities are passionate about their town centres and with 32 town centres in Fife we’ve a lot to get passionate about.

“Post the recession, town centres everywhere have had a difficult time and here in Fife we are committed to supporting our town centres to recover and develop new ways of working so that they stay at the heart of our communities and are attractive and vibrant places for people to live, work and visit.

“We have worked with partners to invest in Fife’s town centres and this has delivered a number of projects which have supported business start-ups; improved the 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.

“We’ll continue to take an active role and support our partners in the ongoing work to regenerate town centres across the Kingdom. With increasing numbers of people shopping on the internet, our town centres will have to keep adapting and can only do this by embracing new ways of trading and working together - the council, the business community, other organisations and of course local people."

She concluded: “Scotland’s Town Week gives us the opportunity to come together and raise awareness of what’s going on in our towns to refresh our efforts, and encourage Fifers to take towns to their hearts once again and Love Fife towns.”

Source: Central Fife Towns

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