About Us

Our Mission

Fife Employment Access Trust (FEAT) have been working with Fife Council and developing plans to regenerate this once bustling public park since 2013.

Silverburn Park was gifted to the town council in the 1970s from the Russell Family and for many years ran as an animal farm, a craft centre and hosted campers and a range of events.  The activities and buildings closed during the 1990s, however the park has remained dear in the hearts of the local community and our aim is to regenerate the park for a sustainable future.

We have a Vision for the Park which can be found in the Business Plan:

"To develop Silverburn as a place of quiet enjoyment, supporting the health and wellbeing of the community, and respecting the habitat and biodiversity of the environment."

Progress to date

So far, we've managed to establish a range of community uses at Silverburn - from volunteering programmes to school visits and environmental education. We have a "Friends of Silverburn" group - which you are welcome to join - interested people from the local area and beyond helping us to shape the vision for the future. We are base-camp for the "Silverburn Squad" undertaking training, qualifications and gaining work experience in the Park as they ultimately seek to secure paid employment. We have also opened the "Cottage Window CafĂ©" for the summer season in 2018. 

We have 27 community allotments in place - all allocated and a waiting list in operation and we are on track to open a campsite, complete with eco-lodges and spaces for campervans during 2019.

Future Plans

We have a specialist multi-disciplinary design team led by a conservation architect and managed on our behalf by Fife Historic Buildings Trust to oversee the refurbishment of the disused, and near derelict,                                                                  former flax mill.  Our plan for the mill is to create a hostel space, cafeteria/restaurant,                                                                          meeting and office space - a venue that will attract local people and visitors alike.  We are                                                                    also keen to promote the heritage of the site - industrial heritage but also the family history and social history attached to Silverburn.

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