Posted on June 21, 2018
A ground-breaking ceremony marked the start of construction on the £2.8m Tayport Community Hub.
The facility, which has been 24 years in the making, is scheduled to be open in June 2019 and will offer space for sports, arts and crafts, education and training.
Last Wednesday, children from Tayport Primary School planted trees in the grounds where the building will stand, located on Shanwell Road
Richard Tough, chairman of Tayport Community Trust (TCT), said: “I’m absolutely delighted.
“The Tayport community has been working hard on this long-term project, which will include a cafe, an all-purpose sports hall, as well as another hall that can be used for events and fitness groups.
“The idea is that the facility will be flexible to the needs of Tayport".
“Initially the project started out with the aim of building a sports facility, but since then it has evolved to be a more holistic project to include tourism, business, arts, crafts and much more.”
Early steps to get the project underway began in 1994 with the creation of Tayport Community Sports Action Group. TCT picked up the baton in 2008 and in 2016 the Shanwell Road site was purchased with help from the Scottish Land Fund.
The following year, the Steel Fabrication Factory, which was on the site, was demolished and that paved the way for TCT’s successful application to Big Lottery Fund for £1.2 million in March 2017.
Since then, a period of fundraising activity has raised over £2.7 million to meet the costs of the project and construction work has finally commenced.