NOW is the time to have your say on the future of the Cowdenbeath and Lochore Meadows Country Park.

Locals are being invited to take part in a series of workshops that will give themselves and stakeholders the opportunity to make recommendations on the area's priorities.

These workshops are being delivered by Democratic Society and Strathclyde University, thanks to an externally-funded research project.

The sessions are open to everyone over the age of 18 who lives, works, or has an interest in the Cowdenbeath and surrounding areas.

This event is free to attend, with vouchers offered for attendance and taking part in the research (£40 for each workshop attended).

A Fife Council spokesperson said: "We want everyone to have the opportunity to contribute.

"If you have any challenges in attending the workshops that you'd like to discuss, such as transport, please contact us.

"There will also be tea/coffee and either breakfast or lunch offered prior to the workshop."

There is a selection of dates and times for the three workshops which will take place at the Willie Clarke Visitor Centre, at the Meedies.

'Workshop 1' is on November 12 from 9.30am to 1pm, and 2pm to 5.30pm.

Participants will be helping set the priorities for the Cowdenbeath Local Community Plan, which provides a focus for service delivery over the next three years.

The group will look to identify what the community feel are the key challenges for the area to help target support and resources.

'Workshop 2' will take place on November 18 and 19, with sessions running between 9.30am and 1pm, and 2pm to 5.30pm.

Participants will be asked to generate ideas for the development of Lochore Meadows Country Park.

The group wants to generate as many different ideas as possible, big and small, to help improve the park.

Some key areas for consideration will be the playpark, nature areas, and events.

Lastly, 'Workshop 3' is on December 2 and 3 from 9.30am to 1pm, and 2pm to 5.30pm.

Participants will consider the ideas generated at a previous workshop, discussing, developing, prioritising and putting forward recommendations for the future of the park.

Fife Voluntary Action are assisting Fife Council with recruiting attendees for the workshops and people can sign up on their website.

In addition to the workshops, the local authority is also running an online consultation in November and December to gather feedback on some specific proposals we’re currently developing, so those who are unable to attend will still get the opportunity to have their say on the future developments at Lochore Meadows.