THE Scottish World PROJECT
THE SCOTTISH WORLD PROJECT
Scottish Resources Group (SRG) has been granted planning permission by Fife Council to restore the St.Ninians Surface Mine near junction 4 of the M90 in Fife to a work of land art - The Scottish World Project (formerly known as The Fife Earth Project) designed by internationally renowned landscape artist Charles Jencks.
SRG has been working with Charles Jencks since 2003 to prepare an imaginative restoration design for the St.Ninians Surface Mine as an exciting alternative to the more traditional approach of returning the site to agriculture and forestry. Charles Jencks' design uses the overburden from the coaling operations to create a magnificent sculpted landscape park representing the continents of the world, celebrating Scotland's Diaspora and how they have influenced history. Located between the 'continents' is a loch in the shape of Scotland together with further water features which will be surrounded by dramatic cliffs. Throughout the landforms and water features paths and art will combine to create the iconic destination and visitor attraction.
Work on the project is firmly underway with the creation of the first two landscaped 'continents' (Europe & North America) now substantially complete. The site is already a feature of interest to motorists using the M90, and once complete, The Scottish World Project will significantly enhance the visual experience of those travelling within the Kingdom of Fife
The strategic aim of the project is to create a major tourist destination for Fife and Scotland which capitalises on both the prime location of the site adjacent to one of the principal tourist routes through Scotland and the international prominence of the artist involved.
The project has huge potential to become a significant tourist attraction drawing visitors off the motorway to spend time in and around this part of Fife, acting as a catalyst for inward investment and regeneration in the area. It will also become an asset for the local community as a recreation facility incorporating 10km of pathways. .