A BLIGHT on the Cardenden landscape for many years has gone and today (Wednesday) 'Nanny's Corner' will be unveiled.

The old derelict shop used to dominate the site at the village's railway station, something which did nothing to sell the village to new arrivals off the train.

Cardenden Development Forum has been working for some years to have the site upgraded and all their efforts will come to fruition at 4pm on Wednesday when the new look to this part of the village is unveiled by long time community activist Jimmy Robertson.

Wednesday's events have been hailed as a real success for the Development Forum volunteers by local councillor Rosemary Liewald.

She said this week: "One of the items on the last Action Plan drawn up by Cardenden people, was the removal of derelict buildings.

"This was something that Jimmy Robertson did so much to achieve with his campaigning to see the removal of the blots on the landscape and it is no surprise that he is being asking to unveil the bench in the area of the old Paper Shop, which was on of those blots.

"The Forum bought the derelict Paper Shop with funding from Fife Council and we received excellent backing from The Co-op Charities Aid Foundation towards the landscaping of the area after demolition. "We also received help from John Holden, the builder, and Ross Hepburn, of Lady Helen Nurseries. The P6 pupils from Denend Primary helped plant-up the planters".

Rosemary added: "The Forum consulted with th village History Group for a name for the area and that’s where the ‘Nanny’s Corner ‘ came from.

"It has made a huge difference to an important part of Cardenden."

The Development Forum is also fighting hard to have the derelict former Youth Centre on Main Street either removed or upgraded.

This large building has been empty for years and is continuing to deteriorate.