Art & Design

Theres Lovely Vintage and Handmade: a new source for ceramics, vintage and collections

Theres Lovely is a new Dunfermline-based source of information and discussion about art, vintage and culture. The Facebook page is a place to see lovely things from collectors and read about Scottish-made items from the 20th and 21st centuries. The page also showcases new ceramics (by TheresLovely and made in

Interiors

Modern doesn’t need to be minimal says interior designer, Lara Cairney

The period features police assume that older houses with their high ceilings, original fireplaces and sash & case windows are the only way to create good interior design.  Yet many of us live in new houses in modern estates. We enjoy the easy functionality that experienced developers bring to our lives. And, while there may be no cornicing or ceiling roses that doesn’t mean the design has to be minimal; the clean lines of a modern house can actually leave

Writing & Film

New short film tells story of Dunfermline’s music scene

One of the most exciting new pieces of work to come out of this year’s Outwith Festival is short film The Auld Grey Toun – A Soundtrack. Commissioned for the festival, the twenty minute film, made by the Liam Saunders, George Murray and Rory Buchanan of Loopmaniac Studios, focuses on the lost music venues of the Dunfermline such as famous folk club The Howf (pictured above), the place where Barbara Dickson’s career began.  Up and coming local bands are featured

Food & Drink

St Andrews Charity Polo Tournament in Perthshire, 27 April

Scotland may not be the first country that springs to mind when you think of polo but students from St Andrews University were undeterred. Since beginning their small, university-level event in 2014, the Tournament has now grown and this is the first year that the tournament is hosting international teams.  As well as teams from all over the UK, there are teams from Australia and the United States playing in the tournament on Saturday 27 April at the Errol Park

Events

Fresh Air Festival is on its way – it must be nearly summer!

The Fresh Air Festival will again be in Dunfermline’s Public Park on 25 May to welcome the summer and showcase outdoor fun. As well as enjoying the lovely open spaces, picnic spots and fantastic views of the park, festival goers can take part in American football, skateboarding, tennis, cycling, kick boxing, football, assault course, rugby, horse-riding, grass sledging, bouncy safari, assault course, archery, laser clay pigeon shooting, Segway rides, fire juggling, haggis hunting and fitness activities. There are also arts projects, classic

Shopping

‘Is Dunfermline Rubbish?’

Design Dunfermline 2018, 25-29 April The forthcoming Design Dunfermline 2018, a four day community event to come up with a shared vision for Dunfermline’s town centre, has, like many things in Dunfermline, provoked two reactions. For the most part, the response is very positive and the Design Dunfermline team is pleased to report the bookings for free places at the event have been busy. Then, there’s the other reaction, from a smaller proportion of respondents: ‘What’s the point?’, ‘We’ve heard