Press Release: New free guide puts Fife on the map for disabled visitors
Disabled people share ‘postcards’ from Fife, call on other visitors to do the same.
Euan’s Guide, a charity website used by disabled people to review, share and discover accessible places to visit, has launched an accessibility guide to Fife.
The guide to one of Scotland’s most popular regions features a range of accessible locations, from the home of golf, St Andrews, to Fife’s famous sandy beaches and its picturesque fishing villages.
The Fife guide, the third in an Accessible Highlights series, is free and downloadable from www.euansguide.com/fife-guide. It is being promoted with a series of digital postcards showing just how accessible the region is for disabled visitors.
The digital postcards feature snapshots of Euan’s Guide Ambassadors stopping off at three of Fife’s most iconic locations: the stunning coastal village of St Monans, which dates back to the 14th century; St Andrews, home to golf and famous for West Sands Beach which featured in the film Chariots of Fire; and Kingsbarns Distillery, a former farm steading turned malt whisky distillery.
The public is being encouraged to download the guide and, after visiting the guide’s locations, to share their own Postcard from Fife to demonstrate just how accessible the region is, with the hashtag #PostcardsFromFife.
Part-funded by VisitScotland Growth Fund, the Fife Accessible Highlights guide is the latest in a series of three printed guides from the charity. The others uncover surprisingly accessible Scottish Castles & Battlefields and Scotland’s trending city, Dundee.
While the website has been Euan’s Guide’s main information source for disabled people looking for accessible places to go, printed guides offer a more geographically focused option for vis
Euan’s Guide was founded in 2013 by Euan MacDonald, a powerchair user with Motor Neurone Disease, and his sister Kiki when they tried to search for recommendations on accessible places to visit and realised a platform for this didn’t exist anywhere. Their creation now lists thousands of friendly and honest disabled access reviews and listings for place in the UK and internationally.
Euan is hoping the Fife guide will inspire disabled people and their families and friends to explore a region which is not only accessible to disabled visitors but also geographically accessible for people in Scotland, the north of England and beyond.
Euan, co-founder of Euan’s Guide said:
“For wheelchair users, it can be difficult to find accessible places to go, even if it’s just for a coffee with friends or to enjoy a stroll along the coast. There can be a ‘fear of the unknown’ and Euan’s Guide is there to offer that all important information to disabled people and their friends and family when considering visiting a place for the first time.
Having lived in St Andrews as a student, it has been a treat to return to the Kingdom of Fife for our latest printed guide and I hope this will offer some handy recommendations to disabled people both living in Fife or planning to visit the area.”
• For more information visit www.euansguide.com
• Download the Fife guide here: www.euansguide.com/fife-guide
• Follow the campaign with #AccessTheKingdom
• Follow the postcard trail with #PostcardsFromFife
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Download photos here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bjzi6d768cnzxuz/AABsJ_4UjLGc3VVsSwNgkpI9a?dl=0
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About Euan’s Guide
Euan’s Guide was founded in 2013 by Euan MacDonald, a power chair user with Motor Neurone Disease, and his sister Kiki when they were looking for recommendations on accessible places to visit. The website features thousands of friendly and honest disabled access reviews and listings in the UK and internationally.
Euan’s Guide is an award-winning charity which has been endorsed by many high-profile people including author JK Rowling and the late Professor Stephen Hawking.
Stephen Hawking said Euansguide.com makes “a huge difference for people across the UK, giving them a reliable source of information to help plan their leisure, personal and business activities”.
Author Ian Rankin, parent of a young adult wheelchair user, described Euan’s Guide as “Trip Advisor with wheels on”.