Fife Castle brought to life for YouTube show

David Weinczok, The Castle Hunter,  will be presenting the video.
David Weinczok, The Castle Hunter, will be presenting the video.

Dig It! TV are bringing a selection of Scotland’s lesser-known castles and towers into the digital age through YouTube and Wikipedia.

And, Fife’s own MacDuff Castle near East Wemyss is to be included in the programme.

A YouTube video created in partnership with presenter David Weinczok, a.k.a. The Castle Hunter, will be released in conjunction with two free Wikipedia ‘edit-a-thons’ thanks to funding from the Castle Studies Trust.

Dr Jeff Sanders, Project Manager at Dig It!, said: “YouTube and Wikipedia are two of the most popular websites in the world, which makes them the perfect place to inspire the next generation of castle enthusiasts. We’re looking forward to shining a spotlight on MacDuff Castle.”

Members of Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society (SWACS) were on hand to assist at the filming of MacDuff Castle.

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Sue Hamstead, vice-chair of SWACS, said: “There are strong historical connections between MacDuff Castle and the Wemyss Caves and we always include a visit to the castle on our tours, so we were delighted to welcome the Castle Hunter and the crew from Dig It!

“We hope their video will raise awareness of this intriguing site.”

For anyone wishing to visit in person, the last Open Sunday of the year is on September 23.

Tours are free and can be booked online via the website here.