THE plans to create a mining heritage site at Lochore Meadows Country Park is moving ahead well.

Ian Chalmers, the man who started the Save the Cage campaign to bring three mining artefacts from Levenmouth to the Meedies, had to change his plans when the Fife Mining Heritage Group insisted they would display these in East Fife.

The Save the Cage fund had realised a substantial amount of money to help bring the cage and coal cutter to Benarty and now this money will be used to bring artefacts from the Scottish Mining Museum, at Newtongrange, to Central Fife and this was explained at a meeting last Tuesday at Lochore Institute.

Said Cowdenbeath man Mr Chalmers: "At our last Save the Cage meeting it was decided that we hold a public meeting to explain the recent developments regarding the Frances Cage project and also to give an update on our involvement with the Scottish National Mining Museum in regards to having major mining items displayed around the Mary Pithead frame at the park.

"We recognised that people and organisations had donated to the Save the Cage fund and that we had to be answerable and open to those who had donated.

"I, as chairman, explained that any funds raised would be used to secure transport, plinths and display boards etc.

"I am pleased to say those in attendance, including Annabelle Ewing MSP, gave full support to this project.

"I am currently working on a list of items that will reflect a Miners' journey, from the pithead to the coal face, and will submit this to the National Mining Museum for the next meeting of the Collections Trust Team which I believe will be held in June".

So the efforts to make the park a home for mining heritage is going ahead at full steam!