Podcasts promote the past lives of Inverkeithing

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A series of heritage podcasts will bring the history and the many lives of Inverkeithing to life. As part of the Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration, the podcast will launch on 20th September 2020.

Pirates, plagues, witches, battles, building histories, and maritime adventures, these podcast will bring the core activity of the Heritage Regeneration Project a much wider audience.

As part of a Burgh Survey, a team of community researchers, with expert guidance, are almost constantly discovering new information about Inverkeithing’s extraordinary past. Since becoming a Royal Burgh in 1160, Inverkeithing has flourished, and played a part in exceptional national events.

Episodes cover a key incident relating to the Scottish Wars of Independence, and Inverkeithing has a very direct link to the Declaration of Arbroath. Episodes also include themes of piracy and privateers, the dread of plague, and the historic witch trials.

Councillor Alice McGarry, Convener of the South and West Fife Area Committee, said “These podcasts are not just a great introduction to Inverkeithing’s history, but they’ll be a lasting resource and an appealing way for more people, around the world, to discover Inverkeithing’s fascinating heritage.”

“It’s great that Fife Historic Buildings Trust has been able to put these podcasts together to help Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration Project to continue to inform, and progress, through these unusual days of restriction.”

The Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration podcast can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Google, Castbox and other podcast apps, as well as the Inverkeithing page of Fife Historic Buildings Trust’s website.

Listen to the Trailer, first episode by clicking here.

Subscribe here, and never miss an episode https://anchor.fm/s/2110464c/podcast/rss

The Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration project, and these creative learning activities, are possible because of generous funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic Environment Scotland. Fife Historic Buildings Trust is delivering the project, in partnership with Fife Council.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please email inverkeithing@fifehistoricbuildings.org.uk or visit www.fifehistoricbuildings.org.uk/inverkeithing