Fife Historic Buildings Trust – Making Heritage Live.

We work with others to find new users and funding to give a long-term future to historic buildings at risk. We have helped deliver over £30m in historic environment regeneration projects in Fife, supporting town centres, businesses, tourism and local communities.

Fife has a particularly rich and varied heritage with over 6,200 listed buildings and 48 conservation areas.  Fife Historic Buildings Trust was formed in 1997 by Fife Council – our primary aim to restore historic buildings in Fife. The Trust is an independent Buildings Preservation Trust – it is a charity (SC026043), and a company limited by guarantee (SC173262).

All our projects begin not just with a building, but also with a range of partners: an organisation with a passion to save a building in their community, or with an idea for how it could be used; a supportive funder who believes in the project; a talented design team who can overcome the technical challenges of repairing derelict buildings and inspire all with a vision for their future appearance; and experienced contractors with the traditional skills needed to bring a building back to life. Along the way our projects deliver a range of benefits such as:

  • community capacity development
  • economic development
  • skills training in traditional construction methods and heritage building restoration
  • improving health and wellbeing
  • supporting tourism

Find out more on our projects page.

We currently have three holiday apartments to let, these buildings have been restored by Fife Historic Buildings Trust and by staying in these apartments you will be helping to contribute to the upkeep of these and future projects: You can find more about the holiday apartments here.

Our continuing partnership with Fife Council underpins all of this. In 2014 both organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding, to guide our work to protect and enhance Fife’s built heritage, and highlighting our role as Fife Council’s heritage regeneration partner of choice.

Charity Status

Fife Historic Buildings Trust is a registered charity from 06 March 1997
Charity number: SC026043






Annual Reports Can be downloaded below

Annual Report 2017 


FHBT Annual Report 2018-19

FHBT Signed Accounts 2019-20




We are extremely grateful to all our funders, including Fife Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and many others.

Our small dedicated team of staff and volunteers work together to deliver new projects and manage our properties.

In addition to its Board of Trustees who contribute a range of expertise, skills, and experience, the Trust is operated by a small staff  team comprising a manager, project officer, finance/admin officer, and part time holiday let/marketing support. We also have support from skilled and dedicated volunteers – please contact us if you can offer time and skills to support our work.


Christine May – FHBT Chair and Executive Committee

Robin Evetts

Norman Wilkinson

David Chisholm

Colin Fowler – FHBT Secretary and Treasurer and Executive Committee

Rosalind Taylor – Executive Committee

Brian Wood – Executive Committee

Jim Birrell








Cllr Jan Wincott





  • Cllr Jean H Muir
  • Cllr David J Ross


Office Team Members

Fife Historic Buildings Trust - Meet the Team

Lorraine Bell – FHBT Manager

Fiona Stenke – Project Officer

Beth Bell – Holiday Let  and Marketing Consultant

Training & Development Officer, Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration






Emma Griffiths – Training & Development Officer, Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration



  • Suzanne Gilfeather – Holiday let housekeeper/gardener
  • Jim McLeish – Volunteer office support
  • Grace Maclean – Holiday let housekeeper



The Right Honourable Gordon Brown

The Origins of Fife Historic Buildings Trust




To find out more about our past, present and future projects throughout Fife by the Fife Historic Buildings Trust, click below.


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Holiday Lets

Fife Historic Buildings Trust has three self-catering holiday apartments to let. For more information and to book, click below.


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Old Inn Kirkgate Sign


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Inverkeithing Featured Image


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