Lewis Akers is calling for more education in schools about the dangers posed by the quarry, calling it a “lethal place”.

The quarry has claimed the lives of 18-year-olds John McKay and Cameron Lancaster in the past year, and there have been calls for it to be drained and filled in, with Cameron’s mum Gillian Barclay fronting a campaign for a community takeover of the site.

The Press is also campaigning for action to be taken to prevent a repeat of the recent tragedies.

Lewis said, “I know people who have been affected by the deaths and the community having to worry about kids going there.

“It’s been very distressing – a friend of mine came in the day after John McKay’s death and was just speechless. They were just devastated.” The St Columba’s High pupil is supporting the campaign after speaking to Inverkeithing resident Kevin O’Neil, whose brother Robert tragically lost his life at the quarry in 1973, aged just 12.

There is confusion over ownership of the site, with Fife Council previously confirming that notices served on the company believed to own it had been returned.

Lewis said, “I’d like to see more education in schools. It’s a fairly ideal place for young people to go hang out and I’d like to see Fife Council do a lot more with an area like that.

“They could make it a climbing centre or a BMX facility. It’s a dangerous, hazardous area, and the council should be looking at what could be beneficial to the community.

“I hope they include young people in their consultations and find out what they’d like it to be.”