Collaboration with izi.Travel app gives listeners knowledge of local areas
The Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) has launched a digital trail covering mining communities across Fife.
The five bespoke audio guides, told by local people with local knowledge, aim to highlight the region’s landscapes, local heroes, rich architecture and the industrial past of historic mining areas. Spanning the Fife coastal route and the centre of Fife, the audio tours will encompass Kincardine, Culross, Valleyfield, Newmills, Oakley and Blairhall, as well as spots around Lochore Meadows, Kelty and Blairadam in the east.
Nicky Wilson, CRT chair in Scotland, said: “During the pandemic, we’ve seen more and more people going out on walks and exploring their local areas. The trails not only guide people along attractive routes, but also provide the listener with a whole host of information they’ve perhaps never heard of before, all from a local expert.
“Culture and community play an important role for the Coalfields Regeneration Trust and we hope the launch of our new audio guides can be enjoyed by people of all ages who are keen to learn a little bit more about the area they live in.”
The audio guides follow on from CRT’s film project which launched last year and currently has 13 films showcasing the adaptability of coalfields communities in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The audio tour can be download through the izi.Travel app on Android and Apple devices;