For February’s Anster Nicht we look forward to hearing about the forthcoming return of trains to Leven.
Come and meet Eugene Clarke, of the Levenmouth Rail Campaign, and Kirsty Ryder, of Scotland’s Railway. Eugene will explain how the Rail Campaign came about, focusing on how they went from half a dozen enthusiasts in a room with an idea, to producing investment of £70m to reinstate the railway line, plus £20m on active travel paths, £25m on cleaning up the River Leven, and a further £10m to help the community to take full advantage of the new line. Kirsty will talk us through the current project to reinstate the railway.
Eugene spent most of his adult life in Largo with the last 15 years in Cellardyke. After a career in education he set up his own business consultancy specialising in people communication, before retiring a few years ago. He has been a board member of NHS Fife, Fife IJB, Police Investigation Review Board and East Fife FC and helped start up the East Fife Supporters Trust and the the Cellardyke Tidal Pool group.
Kirsty is a communications manager with more than six years’ experience delivering projects for Network Rail. Having previously worked on the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) and the Stirling Dunblane Alloa (SDA) electrification programmes, Kirsty has a wealth of experience working with community groups and stakeholders to deliver positive communications and engagement on the Levenmouth Rail Link project.
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