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Fife film location Silverburn Park featured in BBC Landward on 27th June on BBC 2.

The park’s rich industrial heritage and fourfold increase in visitors since its revival and ongoing renovation by mental health charity Fife Employment Action Trust (FEAT) sparked the interest of BBC producers. Filming took place back in April when presenter and former Royal Marine, JJ Chalmers, interviewed park chairman Brian Robertson and fellow Director Dr John Ennis.

“It was a pleasure to meet JJ and to share experiences with him,” said Mr Robertson. “ We can’t wait to see the episode and to see what they have done with the footage they took in the Spring. We also hope that they were able to mention the fund raising we have been doing to renovate the former flax mill into a multi-million pound visitor centre and community hub as time is running out to reach the target of £2 million by August.”

The episode will feature Silverburn Park’s 27 stunning acres and some hitherto unseen by the public footage of the Russell Family at Silverburn House, which was burnt down some years ago. The park was gifted by the family in 1973 to the people of Fife and the people of Leven in particular as a place of 'quiet enjoyment, nature trails and organised camping'. This is held in place by a Conservation Agreement with the National Trust for Scotland.

FEAT have so far raised more than £30,000 towards the renovation of the flax mill but more than £2 million is needed to unlock funds promised by the National Lottery, Fife Council and other funders.


So get in the mood with wellies on and catch it via broadcast or BBc iPlayer.

It goes out on:

Sunday 27th June, 9am, BBC 2.across the UK or 2.15pm on BBC1 Scotland and again on Monday 28th June, 7.30pm.

Go the BBC iPlayer.