THE Scottish Government’s Town Centre regeneration cash package for Fife of over £4m is certainly going to benefit the Cowdenbeath-Lochgelly area.

And for both towns the news is particularly encouraging.

With the £1m plus SUSTRANS project having just been completed which has seen the town’s High Street completely changing, the highlights being the new look Green Square and the heritage aspect of Brunton Square.

So the £550,000 from the Town Centre package can build on that and will help improve security on property.

With Lochgelly getting £300,000, this will see the Rockgelly project in Bank Street get important finishing touches and a town square created behind the former St Andrews Church building along with other landscaping.

The funding is going to allow the finishing touches to be made to the ambitious project to revamp the former St Andrews Church building.

Lochgelly has continued to improve over the past ten years since the Charrette mechanism of 2010 which saw a lot of important ideas put forward to improve the town.

Main Street looks a lot better and bit by bit the area behind Bank Street is being improved.

Cowdenbeath will continue to improve in 2019 as the North End Park project nears completion and the town centre cash injection will help complete the project to make the town more attractive.

Both towns will be looking that much better through the investment by the autumn and hopefully the local economies will continue on an upward curve.