Spring 2022 Evening Talks – 28 April

Dr Bess Rhodes

Project Officer for the Perth and Kinross Archaeological Research Framework and part of University of St Andrews’ ‘Sacred Landscape’ Project

The religious heritage of Crail and other medieval communities in the East Neuk has often been overshadowed by the fame of St Andrews and Dunfermline. Yet places such as Crail, Pittenweem and St Monans were significant religious sites, with ecclesiastical foundations which attracted the patronage of kings and profoundly shaped the landscape, economy and administration of the area. In her talk on these sacred landscapes historian Dr Bess Rhodes will explore medieval religious activity in the East Neuk of Fife and its long-standing legacy for local communities.