Kincardine is a town that has played a significant role at the centre of Scotland’s infrastructure. With two bridges crossing the Forth that frame the water front site of a former power station, it now has an opportunity to reimagine
itself as a gateway to Fife and its coast, that can capitalise upon its built and natural heritage.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT), supported by Fife Council the Scottish Government, appointed Oliver Chapman Architects and a team of consultants to carry out a Charrette in Kincardine in June 2017. The purpose of the Charrette was to undertake an appraisal of Kincardine in its current state through a series of design-led workshops to identify opportunities for co-ordinated action that can benefit the local community, the visitor economy and make Kincardine an even better place.

A series of community design workshops were held at Kincardine Community Centre supported by targeted engagement at the local school, local businesses and community groups and an active online discussion on a Facebook page.

This Charrette Report (please click the PDF link below) pulls together the outcome of the Charrette process and sets out a series of indicative proposals and recommendations shaped by the local community that can go forward for use by partners locally to act as a collective action plan for the future of Kincardine. It acts as a framework that
ensures development in Kincardine works best for the town.