CENTRAL Fifers got the chance to find out more about the new wind farm to be built near Lochgelly.

Kennedy Renewables held two information days for members of the business and local community with the opportunity to learn more about the Little Raith Project, Fife's first commercial wind farm, which is being constructed east of Mossmorran.

Around 50 people attended the two-day event, held at Carnegie Conference Centre, in Dunfermline.

They were provided with information on the progress of the Wind Farm, which is to feature nine turbines near Lochgelly.

Kennedy Renewables outlined the benefits they said the wind farm will bring to the local community, including the community benefit fund.

The event was attended by local politicians Helen Eadie MSP, and David Torrance MSP.

Also speaking was Barbara Whiting, economic development officer from Fife Council, who spoke about the opportunities renewable energy is currently bringing to the local area.

The group has now established a functioning community development trust, which will be able to facilitate the community benefit fund.

The wind farm project will have an installed capacity of 24.75 megawatts of green energy, enough to supply power to 14,500 homes, which is the equivalent of powering all homes in Cowdenbeath, Lochgelly, Lumphinnans, Auchtertool, Kelty and Ballingry with energy for a year.

This is seen a significant step in reducing Fife's carbon emissions by 25 per cent by 2013.

The community fund, based on the capacity of the wind farm site, will provide £49,500 each year and £1.23 million over the lifetime of the wind farm to benefit the local community. Stephen Klein, chief executive of Kennedy Renewables, said, "We are delighted that people from the local community attended our information sessions to learn more about the project.

"Little Raith Wind Farm is Fife's first commercial wind farm and we are happy that people are taking an interest in this exciting project.

"We intend to keep the local community informed of each stage of