THE engineering story behind the £1.5m restoration project of Inverkeithing Town House will be told at a special talk later this month.

The event will see conservation accredited engineer Steve Wood speak about the engineering aspects of the scheme to conserve, repair and adapt the A-listed building.

It will take place at midday on Wednesday, March 22, at the Charlestown Workshops of the Scottish Lime Centre Trust and on Zoom.

Steve, who is Technical Director of Conservation at Narro Associates, has extensive experience of structural engineering challenging and complex heritage projects across Scotland, the UK and beyond.

Narro are working at the Town House with Arc Architects and Ashwood Scotland Limited, a key element of Fife Council’s Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic Environment Scotland.

The talk is an unusual chance for anyone who is interested to hear about the creative solutions achieved by the design team.

Councillor David Barratt, Convener of the South and West Fife Area Committee, said: “Everyone involved has been working extremely hard to make a fully accessible community asset on a tight, steeply sloping site that’s home to a much-loved building with a history of at least four centuries.

"The building is at the heart of historic Inverkeithing, which was granted its Royal Burgh Status around 1160. It’s incredible to think that the Town House we see today, had its origins about 900 years ago.

“Activities like this, as part of the building’s latest restoration project, will be part of the future archives that document the story of an amazing building and its community’s efforts to make it fit for the people and town it continues to serve.”

Emma Griffiths, of Fife Historic Buildings, said it would be a fascinating talk and tour.

"Activities associated with the capital project are aimed at helping people learn about and understand their heritage, and to develop skills in and appreciation of traditional materials and techniques," she added.

To book a free place on the talk, visit where limited spaces are also available on the hard hat site tour which will follow the talk.