The Life and Times of the Medieval Pilgrim: ‘For Whatever Ales ye Along the Way’.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
7.00pm – 8.30pm
Join John Reade, an experienced brewer and researcher of local brewing history. His talk will explore pilgrims’ journeys through Fife in the Late Middle Ages, with an emphasis on the production and consumption of food and drink consumed by various sections of society at that time.

Following his retirement, John turned his brewing hobby into a second career, project managing the construction and fit out of Eden Brewery, St Andrews. He went on to establish and operate an 18th century-style brewery (Abbot Brew House) in the grounds of Abbot House, Dunfermline, where his brews won various awards, brewing to historic recipes and utilising pre-industrial, hand-crafted brewing techniques. Following Abbot’s House closure, he has set up and operates a small microbrewery & museum in Markinch, which, co-incidentally lies directly adjacent to The Fife Pilgrim Way. He has a strong interest in social history and is a keen walker.

Suitable for over 16's. The venue is fully accessible.

Lounge Function Suite
Lomond Centre
Woodside Way

This event is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund

FPW Talk - Saltires and Scallop Shells – Medieval Pilgrim Badges from Fife

Saturday, May 12, 2018
2.00pm -3.30pm
Gavin Grant, Collections Team Leader with Fife Cultural Trust, will give an illustrated talk about the fascinating pilgrim badges found in Fife in recent years. These metal badges were worn by pilgrims when they reached their destination in St Andrews and at other pilgrimage sites. The talk will also shed light on other medieval finds in Fife that are now in museum collections.

Gavin Grant has worked in museums for over 30 years, much of that time in Fife. He is the Collections Team Leader for Fife Cultural Trust and manages a team of Curators who care for a wide range of objects held at the new Collections Centre in Glenrothes. Objects held there range from medieval items and fine art to social and industrial objects from the 19th and 20th centuries. The latter include Wemyss Ware pottery and linoleum made in Kirkcaldy.

There is a lift giving access to all parts of the building.

This event is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

FPW 'In the Steps of St.Margaret' Guided Walk around Dunfermline

Saturday, May 5, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Join Jack Pryde of Discover Dunfermline Tours to explore Scotland’s Ancient Capital. Following the new Fife Pilgrim Way, you will visit the main historical sites in the town connected with St. Margaret, including her Shrine, Canmore’s Tower and St. Catherine’s Chapel and Almshouse.

Born and bred in Dunfermline, Jack has a passion and deep interest in his home town and its rich history. He became a Dunfermline Heritage Guide in 1985 and in 2011 formed ‘Discover Dunfermline Tours’, enabling him to impart his knowledge to a wider audience.

Over 16s
The walk is easy with one steep descent in the Glen
c. 2 miles
Allow 2 hours
Sensible footwear and waterproof coat recommended

This event is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund

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