History Society app for mobile devices




A new App has been launched for mobile devices, which will allow you to see the history of Elie and Earlsferry through the ages from the 13th Century to the current time. Downloadable for Apple and Android devices.

Produced in partnership with St. Andrews University, Elie and Earlsferry History Society has created a heritage mobile phone application which captures the history of the area through images, audios, text and digital reconstruction.  A grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund has made the whole thing possible. 

The heritage App uses modern technology to let you journey back through time to the 13th century chapel at Earlsferry. You can experience a virtual walk into the chapel and see what it might have looked like when kin use. Flyovers using drones have captured the beautiful sweeping bays of both Earlsferry and Elie. These videos are complete with narrative descriptions.


In addition to the pilgrims, information on the industrial heritage of the area including weaving, mining and fishing can be accessed via the App. The story is told of transport and communications through the ages, starting with the introduction of turnpikes and toll roads. You can listen to some songs the weavers in Earlsferry sang as they worked in their cottages until the Town Hall bell tolled at 8.00pm, signalling the end of the working day.

The App also covers the history of the Mars Boys, who each year travelled - sometimes by foot - to Elie where they holidayed for six weeks using the Granary at Elie Harbour as their base. Two songs about the Mars Boys have been composed for the App by Gordon Douglas, who has undertaken considerable research on the Training Ship Mars.

The new App will let you experience Elie and the Royal Burgh of Earlsferry as never before. You will be able to learn more about our fascinating history using modern methods.

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