DIGITAL creativity will help families explore the rich heritage of Inverkeithing this weekend.

As part of Doors Open Day on Sunday, people can access an architecturally-accurate model fit of the town thanks to the Fife Historic Buildings Trust.

They commissioned 'The Drawing Space' to create a cut, fold and stick model of the Town House – the A-listed building at the heart of the historic burgh – which is being conserved to act as a community resource as part of the Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration project.

The model comes complete with a street scene, including the Mercat Cross, people running in the famous local Hat and Ribbon Race, pipe band players, and Victorian stalls from the Lammas Fair.

A series of heritage podcasts which bring the history and past lives of Inverkeithing to life will also launch on the same day.

Pirates, plagues, witches, battles, building histories, and maritime adventures will all be topics for discussion for the podcast which, it's hoped, will bring the heritage regeneration project to a wider audience.

Inverkeithing councillor Alice McGarry said: “We’re delighted that there'll be safe, creative, and digital ways for people to get involved and enjoy Inverkeithing’s heritage on Doors Open Day.

"We are trying to encourage as many people as possible to get involved in the Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration project.

"Despite the current situation, our team of volunteers is continuing to gain a better understanding and uncovering more about the history of the Town House by working together virtually.

"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.”

The Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration project, and these creative learning activities, are possible because of funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic Environment Scotland.

Fife Council is working with Fife Historic Buildings Trust and the local community to invest in Inverkeithing’s historic buildings and streets to support the town’s future in a five-year project.

The scheme, which runs until March 2024, will deliver a number of elements: priority building projects, a building repair grant scheme, public realm improvements to the Inverkeithing High Street area, and training and community engagement.

As part of a burgh survey, a team of community researchers, with expert guidance, are discovering new information about Inverkeithing’s extraordinary past.

Podcast episodes will cover some of their findings, such as a key incident relating to the Scottish Wars of Independence and Inverkeithing's direct link to the Declaration of Arbroath.

The 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.

A copy of the interactive Town House model can be downloaded from Doors Open 2020 page at for celebration this weekend.

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