2020 could be the year that Westfield comes fully back to life.

For 40 years the huge opencast mine, between Ballingry and Kinglassie, churned out millions of tonnes of coal which was used in the power stations to keep the lights on, and provided thousands of jobs.

The Lurgi Gasification plant on the site also played a lead role in UK coal and gas technology.

However, when production ceased in the early 1998 the site was left dormant and a major eyesore.

Eventually some restoration work was done but gradually this massive industrial site started to get get some new life breathed back into it with the Biomass power station opening, then the wind farm being established. However, site was still 'quiet' by its former standards.

So the news announced by site owners Hargreaves that the 1,049 acre site has been earmarked for industrial and energy related uses with a range of new development plots brought onto the market next year has to be very good news indeed.

While there have been some concerns tabled by MSPs about the heavy industrial possible uses of some plots, this former opencast site, which for many years suffered from much dereliction, looks certain to become an industrial hub and will again provide the area with many jobs.

That will be a huge boost to not only the economy of the Cowdenbeath-Lochgelly area but also the whole Kingdom.