In a major boost for Scottish events and festivals, a brand new 5,400 square metre outdoor all- weather event arena at Junction 4 off the M90 near Kelty in Fife is available for hire.
Located within the spectacular reformed setting of the former St Ninians open cast coal mine, the arena hosted a major event in June this year. The Platinum Jubilee Youth Spectacular comprised over 450 performers, including the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and was hosted by celebrity Stephen Mulhern.
Nearly 1,800 spectators at each of the performances were entertained, but the new arena space can accommodate much larger spectator and visitor numbers as each event requires.
Set alongside the Charles Jencks’ stunning land art forms, known locally as the ‘walnut whips’, and the large water bodies of Thornton Wood Loch and Loch Fitty, the site provides a large and flexible venue for hosting trade shows, commercial and corporate events and entertainments.
The arena and adjacent internal access roads and facility areas were constructed of over 30,000 tons of recycled rock from within the site, so greatly reducing the performance area’s carbon footprint.
National Pride UK Community Interest Company (CIC) has long term plans to develop the former opencast coalmine St Ninians into an Eco-Wellness and Leisure Park
Irene Bisset, Chair of National Pride UK, said:
“This arena is located in a truly spectacular setting with easy access to the national road network. It is now available for hire as a highly versatile venue and could be used to host a variety of possibilities.
“We would be delighted to speak with any event organiser looking for a unique outdoor venue in a setting that showcases Scotland’s heritage and potential.”
Enquiries should be made to National Pride UK CIC through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes to Editors
About St Ninians Eco-Wellness and Leisure Park
St Ninians Wellness Eco-Wellness and Leisure Park is located on the site of the former St Ninians opencast coal mine and Loch Fitty, near Kelty in Fife.
The 976-acre site aims to be an ecologically friendly and environmentally sensitive health, wellness and leisure destination.
Accessible and affordable for all, St Ninians will enable visitors to develop improved health and wellness in body and mind, whilst also being a premier venue for leisure, entertainment and tourism.
Constantly developing concept proposals for the net carbon zero plus development include accommodation units, a wellness spa complex on Loch Fitty, a technology park and areas set aside for guest entertainment. In addition to this, an extensive rewilding programme including native Scottish tree species is also proposed.
Proposals for St Ninians Eco-Wellness and Leisure Park are being progressed by site owners National Pride (St Ninians) Ltd, a joint venture company that includes Community Interest Company (CIC), National Pride UK.
For further information, please visit www.stninianswellness.com.