Yes, we have some information about our beautiful building, known in Victorian times as ‘Downie’s Stables’.
The building Burntisland Studio is in had an important role to play when the industrial revolution brought many new visitors to the town. When I wrote to local historian Ian Archibald of the Burntisland Heritage Trust to ask him for more information about the building, he revealed the exciting information that he is in fact related to the famous carter who ran the building, Andrew Downie!
In this section of our chat we look at an old map, find out about Burntisland’s important history as a ferry port and rail terminus, and glimpse an incredible railway model of the area that will certainly be the subject of a future video!
For more about the work the Heritage Trust does, see burntisland.net.