Val McDermid narrates new film about her home town of Kirkcaldy

Crime author Val McDermid has returned to her roots in Kirkcaldy to narrate a new film about the town.

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Monday, 20th September 2021, 12:30 pm

The documentary looks back on the history of the Lang Toun - and celebrate sits industrial heritage as well as recalling many landmarks and events.

It has been produced by Talisman Films Scotland, a Dunfermline based video group which specialises in local history films.

The non profit making organisation made a previous film about the town, Kirkcaldy Past & Present.

Val McDermid is narrating a new film about her home town of Kirkcaldy

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Multi-award winning author Val, who was born in the town, has donated her fee for narrating the film to Kirkcaldy Foodbank.

The footage covers a wide range of subjects including a look at Kirkcaldy’s potteries, Robert Dunsire, the town’s VC recipient in 1915, the 1966 Pageant i and a miners’ gala day in Ravenscraig Park in 1964.

It also recalls the visit of wild West legend Buffalo Bill’s visit in 1904, the opening of Nairn’s factories during the war, and the building of Kirkcaldy Ice Rink.

Val McDermid has donated her fee from narrating a new film about Kirkcaldy to Kirkcaldy Foodbank. Pictured are two volunteers with Robert Pratt treasurer and Bill Gourlay secretary from Talisman Films Scotland.

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