Forth & District Initiative Group
The Forth and District Initiative Group which was started up as a result of the Millennium Celebrations have done a great deal to enhance the village and must be congratulated on making there projects so successful.
Forth was Awarded Medals. In the Beautiful Scotland
Awards 2010,11,12,13 (large village category)
The latest being a Silver Gilt Award.
November 2012 seen the project to build gateways to the Village.
Project funded by South Lanarkshire Councils Renewal Enery Fund
The Levenseat Trust & Tennant Transport.
The plaque on the Gateway at Longdales Viewpoint shows you the names of the hills around.
In August 2010 another of the groups projects was opened.
The Trim Track situated in the Recreation park near the manse road entrance, comprises of various outdoor exercise equipment for adults.
13 people can use them at any one time.
The White House Playpark
The White House Playpark is one of the most succesful project by the Forth and District Initiative Group, who received funding from various groups to open this £80,000 playpark. It contains a range of equipment to suit children of all ages, including toddlers and teenagers.
Christmas Street Lights
On 24th November 2002 these lights were first switched on. The money had been raised by collections in the Forth and surrounding Villages.
Over £11,000 was raised in total , this purchased the lights and will keep them maintained for a good number of years. New lights are added as required.
The Forth festive lights were switched on this year by Betty Smellie a well known local figure.
She switched the lights on this year on Sunday November 20th 2016. The Forth and District Initative group organise this project to light up the village . Also there was the opportunity to sponsor a light on the Christmas tree and the money raised went to the St Andrews Hospice
" Light up a life appeal" information on this appeal can be had from the Forth Library.