Wemyss and Neuk villages on television

Christine Bleakley  � ITV   Photographer: Matt Squires
Christine Bleakley � ITV Photographer: Matt Squires

The Wemyss villages and the Fife Coastal Path come under the small-screen spotlight this week on STV’s ‘Off The Beaten Track’.

The programme, presented by Christine Bleakley, highlights the attractions along the shoreline of the Coastal Path – Scotland’s longest and most popular coastal route.

Christine visits the Blue Flag-winning beach at Elie and meets Amanda McFarlane, chief executive of Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, which manages and maintains Fife’s outdoor sites, including the Fife Coastal Path.

Christine takes a turn on beach patrol, raising the flags for the swimmers, learning about safety and picking up litter.

The programme also showcases further treasures such as the Wemyss Caves, with the help of local guide Mike McFarlane, while Christine visits Coaltown of Wemyss and the School of Needlework.

Louise Foster, the manager, shows her the collection of work, including pieces that were designed for the Queen and the Queen Mother.

The programme is on at 8.00 p.m. this Friday on STV.