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The year of History, Heritage & Archaeology competition 2017


From World Heritage Sites to listed buildings and from cultural traditions to our myths, stories, and legends, the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology will shine a spotlight on Fife's greatest assets and icons, as well as our hidden gems. Take part in our year-long competition for a chance to win some amazing prizes and discover Fife along the way.

  • Question
  • About
  • Rules
  • Winners and Prizes

July Question:

What is this?

This month's prize

More great #Fife prizes to be won in December!
December 10
Using the clues below can you guess what is in the image?
  • 1
    I was designed by a famous Englishman and his two sons in 1800
  • 2
    My owner was a merchant, a politician and the 6th baronet of his family line who died in 1832
  • 3
    I was originally a small part of an estate covering over 6,000 acres
  • 4
    I'm not so much a site or monument, but an historic landscape covering over 400 acres
  • 5
    Between 1818 and 1820, I was the site of employment of the famous gardener and plant hunter, David Douglas (1799-1834)
  • 6
    Located in west Fife, I am in sight of the sea and included Preston Island, upon which coal was mined and salt was produced
  • 7
    I share my name with an important west Fife colliery which opened in 1908, closed in 1978 and saw one of Scotland’s worst mine disasters in 1939
  • 8
    Historically bordered by the Dundonald Estate to the west and the Torry Estate to the east, I am enjoyed today by dog walkers, disabled riders and fishermen on the Bluther Burn
  • 9
    A community excavation in the summer of 2017 shed much new light on some of my key buildings, particularly my stable block
  • 10
    Now partly covered by two villages, Upper and Lower, I am the only estate landscape in Scotland designed by the famous landscape garden designer, Humphry Repton

Think you know the Answer? Submit your details below for a chance to win.


Our Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology competition runs all year, with a fantastic prize package on offer for a lucky few, as well as monthly and spot prizes to give away.

Let's celebrate Fife's unique history and heritage and hopefully you'll learn a bit along the way and discover some hidden gems. It's simple to enter. Keep an eye out as the picture reveals bit by bit throughout the month and clues will be posted every few days. Good luck!

Main competition prize package includes:

1st Prize

2nd Prize

3rd Prize

  • Flight across Fife for 2 people, sponsored by Purvis Group
  • My Holiday Box by Holiday Essentials

Terms and Conditions apply. Please see Rules.

North Queensferry Light small St Salvator's Small

Open only to UK, CI, IoM and RoI residents aged 18 or over excluding any employees of Fife Council and their families or anyone professionally connected with this promotion.

No purchase necessary.

Prize must be accepted as offered and is not transferable. No cash alternative to the prize will be offered.

Prize must be accepted within 7 days.

The promoter reserves the right to substitute any prize with one of equal or greater value. The decision of the promoter is final and binding in all matters.

Participants' details will be held and may be used by the Promoter and or any agent of the Promoter for marketing purposes.

By participating, entrants agree that the Promoter is not liable for lost, misdirected, damaged, stolen, illegible or late entries. The Promoter reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw the promotion in whole or in part at any time during the promotion period.

By entering the promotion, the participant will be deemed to have read and understood the terms and conditions and agree to be bound by them. Instructions relating to this promotion form part of these terms and conditions.

The winning entries will be selected by Welcome to Fife (Fife Council).

The draw is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Monthly prizes

One entry per month only per person. All entries will also go into the draw for the main competition prizes.

Main prizes

All entries received throughout the year will be entered into the main prize draw in December 2017.

The prize does not include any travel insurance, or any other meals or related living expenses, except as stated. All travel, activities and accommodation are at the winner's risk. Transportation, taxes, fuel, meals, gratuities, travel upgrades or any additional expenses are the responsibilty of the winner.

All activities, travel and accommodation are subject to availability, weather conditions and subject to the individual prize provider's standard terms and conditions. If the winner is unable to use the prize by the specified dates, the prize will be forfeited.

North Queensferry Light small St Salvator's Small
Question: What is this?
Answer: January - Forth Rail Bridge
Winner: Prize:
Kenneth Dallas Forth Bridges Boat Tour
Catherine Potter Visit Lighthouse & Light beacon
Jen Pettigrew Deep Sea World Tickets 
Winner: Spot Prize:
Hamish Corr Wil Freeborn Canvas of the bridge
Derek Calendar
Linda whiddett Calendar
Question: What is this?
Answer: February - Wemyss Caves
Winner: Prize:
Jane Rogers Bottle of Wemyss Malt Whisky
Kris McNair Bottle of Wemyss Malt Whisky
Rachael Buckley A Wemyss Cats from Ceres Pottery
Winner: Spot Prize:
steph rowley DigIt T-Shirt
brenda hackett Calendar
Andrew Littlewood Wil Freeborn Wemyss Caves Canvas
Victoria Dixon Calendar

What is this?

Answer: March - St Andrews Botanic Gardens
Winner: Prize:
Katie Smith Year long season pass
Angela Drennan Butterfly Experience Season Pass
Winner: Spot Prize:
Eleanor Fowler Calendar
Margaret Winton Calendar
Morag Black Calendar
Lorna Perrie Canvas of Botanic Gardens by Wil Freeborn

What is this?

Answer: April - Dunfermline
Winner: Prize:
Jacob Brothers Tickets to visit Dunfermline Abbey & Palace
Gillian Orrock Daunder & Dine in Dunfermline
Winner: Spot Prize:
Laura reid Dig It T-Shirt
Alastair Muirhead Archaeology Music CD
Carole-anne paterson, Eugene Clarke, Jayne Keay Wil Freeborn Calendar

What is this?

Answer: Ricoh Women's British Open
Winner: Prize:
Steven Fleming Golf stay & play
Vi Sinclair Women's British Open Tickets
Áine Magee British Golf Museum Tickets
Winner: Spot Prize:
Colin Jones Wil Freeborn canvas
Philip Magee, Graham Troth, Allan Murdoch, Kenneth Hossack & Laura Mills Wil Freeborn Calendar

What is this?

Answer: June - The Reaper
Winner: Prize:
Amy Dickson tickets for the Scottish Fisheries Museum
Winner: Spot Prize:
James White Will Freeborn canvas of the Reaper

What is this?

Answer: July - Lindores Abbey
Winner: Prize:
Tony Gowland Membership to the Lindores Preservation Society
Winner: Spot Prize:
Dakers Fleming Canvas of Lindores Abbey by Wil Freeborn

What is this?

Answer: August - Queensferry Crossing
Winner: Prize:
Helen Robertson Trip with Forth Boat Tours
Winner: Spot Prize:
Kerry Mavor Canvas of North Queensferry Light Tower

What is this?

Answer: September - Glenrothes 70 anniversary
Winner: Prize:
Lindsay Ferguson Round of Footgolf at Cluny Activities
Winner: Spot Prize:
Patricia Beveridge Wil Freeborn canvas of St Pauls Church

What is this?

Answer: October - Outlander
Winner: Prize:
Jane Matheson Outlander Tour with Discover Dunfermline Tours
Jaymi Young Palace, Garden and Town Tour at Culross
Winner: Spot Prize:
Elaine Alexander limited edition canvas of Culross Palace by Wil Freeborn

Who am I?

Answer: November - Adam Smith
Winner: Prize:
Georgeanna Johnston tickets to Fife Flyers
Amy Howard tickets for Aladdin at the Adam Smith Theatre
Winner: Spot Prize:
Graham flannigan Adam Smith canvas by Wil Freeborn
You could win: More great #Fife prizes to be won in December!

Our first winners will be announced at the end of December.

Thank you for entering our
Year of History, Heritage
And Architecture

A winner will be chosen at the end of the month announced on our winners page. Keep your eye out on social media for some spot prizes that will be given out during the month too. Read the terms and conditions here.

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