Although it has been a tough time for us all, some businesses have been finding unique ways to continue trading under the circumstances over the last year.
The Cottage Window Café at Silverburn Park near Leven has done just that. When lockdown started a year ago their tearoom was forced to stop trading but after six weeks they were open again open and selling out of the charming 19th century cottage window.
This safe and distanced takeaway service was a hit with locals enjoying their first lattes and flat whites since lockdown began, and with the café located right by the Fife Coastal Path it is the perfect pit stop for folk taking their daily exercise. The fresh baked scones and hot cheese toasties have been particularly popular and their walled garden an ideal place to sit and enjoy the sunshine.
Silverburn Park is currently undergoing a regeneration after the charity Fife Employment Access Trust leased it from Fife Council and all the profits raised from the Café & Campsite go back into continuing to make it a great community asset and a welcoming place for visitors.
Chairman Brian Robertson said “It’s great to have seen so many people enjoying Silverburn Park now that it is coming back to life, our people counters showed that our visitor numbers increased five fold from the start of lockdown and it shows the value of these green spaces for people’s mental health.”
The park has 27 acres of mixed woodland, shrubbery and grassland offering great walking, running and cycling opportunities with the focal point being a stunning and well maintained walled garden.
With great links to the Fife Coastal Path make sure to take advantage of the bike rental facilities available. There are also camping facilities with eco pods and motorhome spaces.
Silverburn Park is now looking to raise £200,000 through a crowdfunder to regenerate the historic Flax Mill into a multipurpose community space costing £8 mllion. The mill previously owned by Sir David Russell stopped operation in 1889 and is the one of the only remaining of its kind, you can learn more and support this flagship project by visiting www.silverburnpark.co.uk/flaxmill.
Keep up to date with what's happening at the park on their facebook page