WITH the pace of the season just about to pick-up the new Lochore Meadows Country Park Visitor Centre is to be officially opened next Friday.

Former councillor Willie Clarke, whom the new facility is named after, will officially open the building on Friday morning.

The park, of course, is now also home to a new golf and football pavilion.

Former councillor Willie Clarke and Fife Council elected members will be be at the new pavilion, and there will be opportunities to see the new sports pavilion and also the Lochore Castle ruins.

Said a spokesperson for Fife Council: "Lochore Meadows Country Park is Fife’s most popular free visitor attraction with over half a million visits every year.

"The new visitor centre opened to the public earlier this year.

"It consists of a café, two educational rooms with a retractable wall for flexible use, an outdoor decking area and public toilets with disabled access and baby changing facilities.

"There is also an interpretation area that displays information about the history of the park and interactive displays to help people get the most from their visit".

They added: "The pavilion is home to a golf starter facility and sitting area, two changing rooms and toilets with disabled access and Benarty Astros use the changing pavilion with the pitch just 40 yards away".

The pavilion benefits from £83,000 of Active Places Legacy Funding from sportscotland alongside £15,000 investment from Lochore Meadows Golf Club and £25,000 from Fife Golf Trust. The total project cost in the region of £1.8m