South West Fife and villages

Share in £170,000 funding up for grabs for West Fife communities

Calling all residents of Kincardine, Culross, Low Valleyfield, High Valleyfield, Newmills and Torryburn! What could YOU do in your village with a share of £170,000?

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#HaveyoursayDalgetyBay

Dalgety Community Trust are organising community drop in sessions to let the people of Dalgety Bay put forward their ideas for the future of the town centre. Use the button above to navigate to more information.

#ImagineInverkeithing

A Draft Neighbourhood Plan for Inverkeithing is now live. This is created from your opinions and comments collected at the community consultations, together with those of other interested groups consulted over the last 15 months.

#WeAreOakleyandComrie

A Community Action Plan has now been developed for Oakley and Comrie.

About South West Fife

The South West Fife area covers 199km2 (14.5% of Fife). It has a population of 49,802 (13.6% of our total). The population in this area is predicted to decrease 6% by 2036 however, in the same period, the number of older people is set to increase by 50%.

There is a perceived divide between communities in coastal towns and the villages. There is concern about lack of facilities in villages, commercial land-use and derelict areas. Transportation and community links are perceived as poor, despite villages being close together.

People particularly want to see improvements in: work and local economy; public transport.

Read the 2022 South West Fife Local Strategic Assessment

The Plan 4 South West was approved at committee in June 2019.

Read the full Plan 4 South West Fife.

Neighbourhood Plans*

A number of areas were identified throughout Fife using the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD), local knowledge and existing or planned work to identify areas where additional Neighbourhood Plans would be produced. These included a Plan for Inverkeithing.

*Locality Plans as per the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

Community Led Action Plans

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust have worked with communities and the Community Development Team to develop and implement local plans through their coalfields-community-futures programme. To find out more about these please check out the plan for your area and get further information on how to get involved.


Know South West Fife Area

Key research reports about the area:

Find out more at know.fife.scot

What's on your doorstep?

Discover local groups and organisations
www.onyourdoorstepfife.org