THE waterfront down at Alloa Harbour has been given a welcome facelift, following on from the success of the Forth landscape project.

Faded information boards have been replaced with new panels detailing the harbour’s proud history.

The granite slabs, showing the town’s story, have been cleaned up while seating has been improved, thanks to an Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI) project.

The works were carried out as part of the Telling the Inner Forth’s Story scheme, funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Tom Churchyard, former programme manager at IFLI, said: “Working with local people and communities, and using a range of interpretation methods, including arts projects, an app, displays and boards, beacons and markers throughout the IFLI area, the project aims to ensure that the Inner Forth landscape is recognised by everyone as an important and intrinsic part of Scotland's natural and historic heritage.

“At Alloa Harbour we felt we could best do this by refreshing the existing interpretation, in particular the granite slabs, which were already doing a great job of telling Alloa’s story.”

While IFLI has officially come to an end, beacons and markers are still being installed at sites in the wider region and are all expected to be in place by the end of the month.

Work is now ongoing to build on the achievements of IFLI as the partnership behind it, including Clackmannanshire Council, decided to stick together and support a new phase called Inner Forth Futures.

Another beacon on the Wee County is due to be installed at Clackmannan Tower while markers will be placed at Cambus Pools, the RSPB Black Devon Wetlands, Clackmannan and Kennetpans.

Councillor Helen Lewis, the council’s partnership spokesperson, added: “The Inner Forth Landscape Initiative has been a tremendous example of partnership working.

“It has brought investment to the county that would have been inaccessible to the council and supported skills and training as well as improving the local environment for the benefit of the community, visitors and wildlife.

“We are grateful to the partners and look forward to working further with them under the Inner Forth Futures programme to build upon the initiative's success.”