Hedgelaying Weekend (24/25 March)
Saturday, March 24, 2018
A 2 day event starting at 9:15 am each day and running till 4:30 pm at Lochore Meadows Country Park.
Join Guy Robins, a professional hedge layer from Daventry in Oxfordshire, who will show you the key hedge laying skills including selecting and caring for tools, assessing the hedge, cutting methods (pleaching) and binding the top of the hedge.
All tools and materials will be supplied.
Tough outer clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty / scratched and strong footwear will be needed to take part.
Bring your lunch each day, teas and coffees will be provided.
Suitable for over 16's
For further details email email@example.com or Tel. 01592 656088
Footsore and Penitent - FPW Talk
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
7.00pm to 9.30pm
Footsore and Penitent - Encounters with medieval pilgrims on the Fife Pilgrim Way around Dunfermline and beyond.
A talk by Peter Yeoman, leading archaeologist and author of ‘Pilgrimage in Medieval Scotland’.
Peter Yeoman has worked in Scottish archaeology for more than 40 years, directing major excavations at Edinburgh Castle and on the Isle of May, while also writing a number of books. It was the discovery of the burial of a medieval pilgrim to Compostela at the May monastery which prompted him to write his book on Pilgrimage in Medieval Scotland. Through the 1990s, he was Council Archaeologist for Fife, before joining Historic Scotland. At HS, Peter was responsible for developing archaeology, knowledge and interpretation across the estate of properties in care. He led research programmes which underpinned major interpretation projects at James V’s Renaissance Palace within Stirling Castle, Whithorn Priory, St Vigeans Pictish stones, Iona Abbey, and Edinburgh Castle. He now works freelance, pursuing his own research interests and leading archaeology tours at home and abroad.
This event is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The event is being held in a pub in an upstairs function room of an historic building - access is by stairs there is no lift.
Fife Pilgrim Way From St. Serf to Crail’s Holy Rood - Culross
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Talk by Dr. Tom Turpie based on his research for the Fife Pilgrim Way Project and will explore primary source evidence for pilgrimage and pilgrimage networks in Fife from the Early Middle Ages to the Reformation. It will aim to show how the changing types of saints and sites that were the focus on pilgrimage in Fife in the Middle Ages reflected broader Scottish and Western European fashions in veneration of the saints.
Venue - The Stables, Balgownie West, Culross, KY12 8JL
This event is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, booking is essential due to limited places.