CLEAR Buckhaven & Methil
CLEAR stands for Community-Led Environmental Action for Regeneration. The group has two aims - to improve the neglected local environment, and to re-engage local people and build civic pride in the process, working in a former mining community with high levels of deprivation. CLEAR carries out extensive planting and growing (many community orchards, woodland, growing spaces, bulbs and flowers) year-round, which includes two vibrant community gardens, as well as landscape and greenspace site improvements (parks, paths, heritage and community art) seeking small scale transformative impact. They produce their own local food (Buckhyne Braes brand), run bike and wood workshops and open days and learning events. CLEAR relies mainly on local volunteers and works with schools, college and other local groups.