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Polbeth Community HUB and RiverLife have worked together to create and install two community map and notice boards at central locations in Polbeth, West Lothian. The boards, designed with community artists Nick and Minty, have been installed at the Scotmid car park and in Limefield Park.

 “Polbeth Community HUB are delighted to have the new Village Community Notice and Map Board installed in two locations in Polbeth this week. They are part of the wider fish ladder project at the falls.”

“Our new Community Notice and Map Boards arrived this week and were installed on Monday 8th March. Waymarkers and an information sign about the falls will be installed once the fish ladder and viewing platform at the falls is completed. Thank you to Forth River Trust, West Lothian Council, National Lottery and Polbeth Community Council for supporting this project.”

 

– Anne-Marie from Polbeth Community HUB

 

“Funding from Forth River Trust has allowed Polbeth Community HUB SCIO to work with artists Nick and Minty to create two Community Information/Map Boards within the Village, These boards will allow the community to explore more walking around the village and allow us to display community notices for people to see whilst out and about within the village.”

“Over the next couple of months, we will also install waymarkers around the village to promote walking routes and get people out and exploring nature. The final part of the funding will be used to install an information sign at the new viewing platform for Limefield Falls, this will provide information on the history of the Falls and its links with David Livingston and James ‘Paraffin’ Young.”

 

– Errin from Polbeth Community HUB

RiverLife has been happy to be involved with this project so far, and we will be working more with the HUB in the spring to install the waymarkers and the final heritage board at the new viewing platform. We will also be creating three new public benches using tree trunks and stone removed during the construction work at the falls.

The maps and waymarkers have been funded through a RiverLife grant for community projects. We can fund a wide range of projects, so if you have any questions about our grant funding don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at riverlife@forthriverstrust.org

This is all part of our wider project to add a fish pass to Limefield Falls to allow fish to migrate upstream past the falls, which has been a barrier to fish movement. If you are interested in what’s been happening at the site, check out our Facebook page or have a look at the project page on our website.