Community Archaeological Dig at Inverkeithing Friary

Fri 24 Aug 18

As part of the Fife Pilgrim Way project, a community dig will take place in the grounds of the Medieval Friary in September, Scottish Archaeology month.  Inverkeithing has a rich medieval history and the site now occupied by the Friary public gardens was once home to a 14th century Franciscan Friary complex, considered to be Scotland’s best preserved urban Medieval Friary.  The building that remains on the High Street is the Hospitium, a building that provided accommodation for visitors, mainly pilgrims that entered Fife via the ferry town of Inverkeithing on their way to the holy shrines at Dunfermline and St Andrews.

Fife Coast & Countryside Trust is organising this free public event between 3 – 14 September, which will be overseen by Fife Council’s Archaeologist and Northlight Heritage.  As well as the dig, over the weekend of 8 & 9 September, members from Medieval Methil will be dressed in medieval costume and demonstrating a variety of medieval crafts at the site, so come along and either get digging or take part in a guided tour.

Bookings and further details available at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/back-in-the-habit-digging-for-inverkeithings-medieval-friary-tickets-48831717983

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