In our Autumn newsletter we noted the increasing importance of tourism to the economy of South and West Fife and committed to working with key stake holders to build on growth in the sector. As part of this commitment, Cllr. Barratt has been developing two projects hoping to boost coastal tourism, particularly in coastal villages. The first project hopes to see the development of a Fife Sea Kayak Trail, promoting the Fife coast as a tourism and recreation destination. The project would require minimal investment, with sea kayakers needing minimal supporting infrastructure. The second, more ambitious, project would see a river taxi connecting villages along the coast, initially connecting Kincardine, Culross, Limekilns, Rosyth, North Queensferry, Aberdour and Inchcolm. Cllr. Barratt will be putting forward a motion to the Area Committee in May to propose the development of a strategy, identifying key partners, required infrastructural upgrades and funding routes to develop the initiative.