Kinghorn Community Land Association

Working for the
Community

Welcome to Kinghorn Community Land Association’ (KCLA) and the Wild Meadow Eco Cemetery

We’re a Scottish charity based in Fife’s beautiful coastal town of Kinghorn. Our main aim is to protect the environment by acquiring and/or conserving land assets around Kinghorn for the public benefit, and to aid community regeneration in a way that respects our rural environment.

Kinghorn Community
Land Association

To sustainably protect land that’s important to the Kinghorn community, for the benefit of everyone.

Wild Meadow
Eco Cemetery

We’re working towards opening Fife’s first community-run and community-owned eco cemetery, next to Kinghorn Loch.

Wild Meadow Eco Cemetery & Columbarium

KCLA was set up by local people in 2003 to preserve land around Kinghorn Loch, an area of natural beauty, for the benefit of the community. Consultations with local people revealed a pressing need for a new cemetery, so this was chosen as our first objective. In March 2015 we were finally able to purchase 3 plots of land, one of which is to become Fife’s first eco cemetery.

KCLA commissioned Edinburgh based architects Simpson and Brown to design a proposal for a columbarium as part of the eco cemetery. A columbarium is a repository for the ashes of passed-away loved ones. When completed, this will be the first of its kind in Scotland.

In 2021, a piece of land next to the eco cemetery site, north of Oak Street, was offered for sale to KCLA. We reached out to the local community through consultation meetings, and set up a Just Giving page to raise the money needed to buy and develop the land; this campaign was successful, and KCLA acquired the land in August 2022.

Since then, the KCLA committee and volunteers have been working hard to create the Wild Meadow Eco Cemetery, the first eco-cemetery in Fife.

 

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Support Us

KCLA is a small charity – small because we are a small group of enthusiastic volunteers – but with a big purpose: to acquire and develop land around Kinghorn for the benefit of local people, preserving the rural character of the area. Our main current project is to create Fife’s first eco cemetery and columbarium! We are always looking for new members, volunteers and donations.

Working with
The Ecology Centre

KCLA has been working closely with environmental charity The Ecology Centre for a number of years. As the Wild Meadow Eco Cemetery is developed it’s anticipated that KCLA and The Ecology Centre will continue to collaborate, to maintain the landscape and provide volunteering opportunities and skills development for disadvantaged or unemployed people in the area.

THE ECOLOGY CENTRE