“Trip Advisor with wheels on”.
That’s how Rebus author Ian Rankin, a parent of a young adult wheelchair user, has described a new guide to Fife.
The Fife-born crime writer has lent his support to Euan’s Guide, a charity website used by disabled people to review, share and discover accessible places to visit.
The group’s latest project features a range of accessible locations, from the home of golf to sandy beaches and fishing villages.
It is being promoted with a series of digital postcards showing just how accessible the region is for disabled visitors.
They feature snapshots of Euan’s Guide Ambassadors stopping off at three of Fife’s most iconic locations — St Monans, St Andrews and Kingsbarns Distillery.
Members of the public are being encouraged to download the guide, visiting locations, and share their own images with the hashtag #PostcardsFromFife.
Part-funded by VisitScotland it follows the two previous guides, which covered Scottish castles and battlefields and Dundee.
Euan’s Guide was founded in 2013 by Euan MacDonald, a powerchair user who has motor neurone disease, and his sister Kiki.
The pair had been searching for recommendations for accessible places to visit — only to realise the information they were seeking didn’t exist.
Their website now features thousands of friendly and honest reviews and listings.
Euan is hoping the Fife guide will give disabled people and their families and friends the confidence to explore the area.
He 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.”