CLEAR Buckhaven & Methil
Certificate of Distinction
Working in a coastal, former mining community, Buckhaven and Methil (population 16,000) in need of revival. CLEAR stands for Community-Led Environmental Action for Regeneration. Two aims - to improve the neglected local environment and to re-engage local people and build civic pride in the process. CLEAR carries out extensive planting and growing (community orchards, woodland, growing spaces, bulbs, flowers) year-round, including two vibrant community gardens, plus landscape / greenspace site improvements (parks, heritage, community art) seeking small scale transformative impact. They produce their own local food (Buckhyne Braes brand), run bike, wood workshops, open days and learning events. CLEAR works with volunteers, local schools and other groups, including trainees and placements, guided by part-time staff.