IFLI Inner Forth Festival

Every September IFLI organise the Inner Forth Festival, a month of free events hosted by ourselves and our partners which aims to celebrate and enjoy the wealth of natural, cultural and built heritage the Inner Forth Landscape offers.

You can find our more about last year and what sort of events we had on offer in 2016 below. And plans are already underway for this September - keep with what is happening on our events calendar and by signing up to our month e-newsletter.

IFLI Inner Forth Festival 2016

The second Inner Forth took place in September 2016, with hundreds of people attending over 30 held events across the area. 

There was a whole range of free events and activities, brought together by 15 different organisations, all aimed at celebrating the important and diverse natural, historical and cultural heritage found in the Inner Forth. As with our events throughout the year we tried to make sure that there was something for everyone - whatever your age, wherever you live in the area, and whether you are interested in history, wildlife, or just like getting out and about in our fantastic landscape.

There were archaeological surveys, a specially-written play, bushcraft adventures, moth mornings, bat hunts, history-themed bike rides, healthy walks, fascinating exhibitions and talks, a rare chance to climb an ancient tower, scrub bashing, wildlife workshops, and loads more exciting and fun ways to discover, explore and get involved in the Inner Forth landscape.

We are very grateful to the huge range of organisations and volunteers that make the Festival possible by organising, running and supporting the month’s events. We really couldn’t do it without them!

The Maid of the Forth, where the opening event, "The Inner Forth from a New Perspective" was held.

Defeating The Invaders, our one-day conference on non-native invasive species. Reports, case studies and talks can be found here.

Smugglers, Spies and Stolen Plum Pies, a play by The Walking Theatre Company and Alloa Academy pupils based on original research into Alloa Harbour.

A heritage walk around the historic Fife town of Culross.

A moth trapping workshop in Skinflats, part of our year-round programme of wildlife ID and nature counts events.