More than 2,000 people have taken part in a consultation about controversial proposed changes to Fife’s library services.
With just over four weeks left until the consultation closes, Fife Council is encouraging more people to have their say.
A total of 16 libraries across Fife have been earmarked for closure under Fife Cultural Trust proposals to deliver savings for Fife Council.
Abbeyview, Bowhill, Colinsburgh, Crail, Crossgates, East Wemyss, Falkland, Freuchie, Glenwood, Kinghorn, Lundin Links, Markinch, Pittenweem, Pitteuchar, Thornton and Townhill libraries are all set to be axed.
The 12-week consultation is due to finish on November 6 with results published to the council’s executive committee on December 8.
A second round of drop-in consultation events are being held in various venues this month.
Councillor Gavin Yates, executive spokesperson for community health and wellbeing, said he is keen to remind people that these results will help councillors decide what the future of Fife’s library service should look like.
He said: “Libraries services are hugely important to many people across Fife and the potential closure of such well-loved community facilities is not a decision we will take lightly.
“However, the way people use libraries is changing and we need to make sure we respond to these changing trends to continue to offer a good quality service that’s fit for the future.
“People also understand the severe budget cuts that all public services are facing and Fife Cultural Trust is no exception to that pressure.”