Fife Earth Project (Fife)

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Charles Jencks

Landward meets the landscape artist who is transforming a former open cast mine into a leisure space. Euan follows the journey of the famous Edinburgh Christmas tree from felling in the forest to the switch-on of lights. Find out if the Young family are ready to part with their feathered friends in the final instalment of Landward's 'Turkey for Christmas' series.

Landward presenter Euan McIlwraith visits Fife, where renowned land artist Charles Jencks is creating the Fife Earth Project.

The project will transform the 269-hectare site of St Ninians Opencast Mine into public parkland. Potentially this will create a major tourist destination in Fife.

Features of the area

Fife Group

Fife is one of Scotland’s 32 unitary council areas. It lies between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, and borders Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire.

Prior to 1996, the area was governed under a two-tier system, with a local government region divided into three districts – Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and North-East Fife.

Fife is Scotland's third largest local authority area by population. Almost a third of the population live in the three principal towns of Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes.

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