THE community of Kincardine last week met to examine plans designed to improve the town and its links to the wider area.

The Imagine Kincardine event was an opportunity last Thursday, October 7, to discuss options and set out priorities as part of regeneration proposals.

Options to increase cycle as well as pedestrian use and improve active travel links were gathered previously during the Kincardine Charrette in 2017, a consultation with residents in the wake of the closure of Longannet.

Working in partnership with the Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT), Sustrans and Harrison Stevens, Fife Council held the discussion on plans to enhance the town environment and refocus the emphasis from road users to people.

Cllr Alice McGarry, convener of South and West Fife Area Committee, said: "We're delighted by the number of people who took the time to come and view the plans.

"This is an important step in ensuring the community is on board with the suggested changes.

"These are exciting proposals that would hugely benefit the Kincardine community."

The plans seek to enhance pedestrian spaces and are looking to provide designated cycle routes, safer streets and crossings.

The event also showcased other important developments around the area, including a health and wellbeing centre, potential for a railway station and the possibility of investment at the former power station by Talgo.

Stuart Douglas, head of operations at CRT in Scotland, added: "Not only did it give the community the chance to see the latest developments in the Kincardine regeneration project but it also allowed us to hear all meaningful feedback."