Pilgrim way development receives funding boost

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Photo: Elliot Davies

Plans to reopen Pilgrim Way, a walking route which incorporates many famous medieval sites, received a major funding boost this week. The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded £406,400 to go towards redeveloping the route which covers 70 miles of land from Culross to St Andrews.

It follows the journey that medieval pilgrims would have made through Fife, passing landmarks such as St Andrews Cathedral. The project is being led by Fife Coast and Countryside Trust alongside Fife Council.

Chief executive of Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, Amanda McFarlane, welcomed the news.

“The funding is really going to allow us to take the project forward. It has been a long time coming and it is so great that we can finally make it a reality,” she said, speaking to STV.

“With over 40 medieval sites, there is a huge amount of interesting points ranging from huge cathedrals to little crosses hidden away. There’s a lot to uncover and I think most people would be quite surprised.”

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