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  • Kinghorn Kids Help Name New Eco Cemetery

    Created: 21/01/2021

    Kinghorn's proposed eco cemetery will be called Wild Meadow Eco Cemetery, a name brought together with the help of Kinghorn Primary School's Primary 7's.

    Kinghorn Community Land Association (KCLA) enlisted the help of the Primary 7's to help them choose the name for the proposed eco cemetery in Kinghorn, Fife. In 2020 the KCLA committee reached out to the community of Kinghorn for views on what would the community like the proposed eco cemetery to be called. It got a great response from residents, community groups and other local organisations.

    KCLA was delighted to receive a range of naming suggestions and was faced with a difficult decision in selecting the final one. The eco cemetery will be a part of Kinghorn for decades to come and KCLA felt it fitting to get the next generation of 'Horners' involved.

    Primary 7 teacher Miss McDonald said: "It was lovely to be involved in the naming process. The kids learned lots about what an eco cemetery is, what the plans are for the proposed eco cemetery and it was great for some of the committee to show the children around the site and bring it alive for them in terms of the different trees, shrubs and wildflower meadows that will be planted."

    KCLA Chair Julie Farr said: "We were very fortunate to receive lots of interesting suggestions from the Kinghorn community but we felt it was right to engage with our younger generation of Kinghorners too. The eco cemetery is going to be a permanent part of Kinghorn and it's important that they feel connected to the site too."

    "The children came up with some imaginative names that we loved and there were some from the Kinghorn community that worked well too. We're delighted with the eco cemetery's name and the children's invaluable help in getting us to this point. Wild Meadow Eco Cemetery reflects the special type of place it is going to be."

    "We are hoping to start planting in the Spring, depending on the COVID-19 situation and after over 6 years we are really excited to get to this stage. We still have a lot of work to do and we are continuing to look at different fundraising streams, but this is another step in creating Fife's first eco cemetery."

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