A SPECIAL meeting is to take place on Tuesday to progress the plans to set up a mining heritage project at Lochore Meadows Country Park.

A meeting is to be held at the Willie Clarke Centre, on Tuesday at 6.30pm, with the aim of setting up up a properly constituted group to save the three artefacts currently sitting in a yard in Leven.

These are an AB coal cutter; a mine car, that was used to transport materials underground; and the Frances Colliery cage.

Cowdenbeath man, Robert Chalmers, is one of the people behind the initiative and he said: "I have endeavoured over the past few months to cost this project, ie transport, repair and foundations for the artefacts to be displayed on, and I am pleased to say I now have a figure to aim for that would cover all costs and when the Save the Cage officials and committee are in place we will approach any, and all, bodies that provide funding for Heritage projects such as this.

"I am also hoping to start a Crowd Funding Page so that the people of Fife can help to preserve these important industrial archeological artefacts for future generations of Fifers to appreciate and the photograph is of the Easington Colliery memorial in County Durham and I am hoping to have the Frances cage displayed in a similar manner with the bottom deck open so that people can stand in the cage and imagine a journey into the bowels of the earth."

Anyone who would like to be involved in the project could go to the meeting on Tuesday.