Dunfermline and West Fife

Pop up Gin Bar, Old Town Barber Club: Launch of ’20 by Maygate Gin’

Twenty years on from opening Hope, their hair salon in Dunfermline’s Maygate, owners Brian and Debbie Jobson have created their very own gin, called ’20 by Maygate Gin’.  This weekend the couple are hosting a speak-easy pop up gin event in their second salon, the stylish Old Town Barber Club. Brian said:’The original batch of 120 bottles sold out in only four hours so we have obtained an occasional license

Dunfermline’s Food and Craft Weekend, 5 & 6 May

Know your Columbian from your Costa Rican? Coffee …that is. Cafe Wynd, along with Unorthodox Roasters, will be giving you the low down at their coffee tasting at 5pm this Saturday 5 May, as part of Dunfermline Food & Craft Weekend. Prefer bubbles to Bolivian? Head for the prosecco van in the Kingsgate by local company, Dapper Drinks. For the craft part of the Food & Craft Weekend –  art

Stay in The Loop with new Fife music and culture show

Glasgow has Tenement TV, Washington has Tiny Desk, London has Sofar Sounds and now Dunfermline has The Loop, an ambitious new project from Loopmaniac Studios. The Youtube-hosted show features live music sessions from performers – local and from further afield – whose music makes the hair on the back of producer Liam Saunders’ hair stand on end, as well as interviews and coverage of art exhibitions and other cultural events.

‘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

Cafe Wynd Opens in Dunfermline

Stewart, 34 and Lynva Forrest, 33, have just opened a new cafe in Dunfermline called Cafe Wynd. After years spent studying a degree in film, and roles in location management, for productions such as Outlander, Stewart is returning to a former life in the cafe and restaurant business. Previous stints in the catering business included cooking for the boutique hotel restaurant, No 11 Brunswick Street, Edinburgh, and for Harvey Nichols

Win a meal for four at Basil, new Indian restaurant, Dunfermline

Basil, a new Indian restaurant, which recently opened in Dunfermline‘s Carnegie Drive is offering Avocado Sweet readers a meal for 4, up to the value of £100, as a competition prize. No restaurant opening would be complete without Sammy the Tammy, pictured above, with owner, Ram and DAFC captain, Callum Morris. Basil, is owned and run by Parsuram Sigdel, or Ram, who readers may remember from Ashiqs, an Indian restaurant in Bridge

Ross Forbes Exhibition, Fire Station Creative

Dunfermline artist, Ross Forbes, who is now based in Dundee, opens his first ever solo exhibition at Fire Station Creative today. Ross says, ‘I was offered a place at Edinburgh College of Art in 1999. I quickly became ill and had to drop out. It was not until many years later in a moment of inspired madness that I picked up a brush again. I was working at BSKYB at

Smashburger Dunfermline Opens

Smashburger opened its doors in Dunfermline in early December 2017 – it’s the company’s second branch in Scotland – following closely on their first Scottish outpost in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. The chain may be new to Scotland’s burger scene but the company has seen a rapid expansion in the United States since the first restaurant opened in 2007 in Denver, Colorado. Indeed, the fashionable industrial interior tells us that it’s

Andrew Carnegie & the Homestead Strike, 1892

Carnegie Lecture, Fire Station Creative, 7.30pm Tuesday 28 November, 2017 To mark the 125th anniversary of one of the most notorious strikes in American history,  the controversial Homestead dispute that took place in Andrew Carnegie’s Homestead Steelworks in Pittsburgh in 1892, is the focus of  a Carnegie lecture at Fire Station Creative. From Chartist Roots to Labour Unrest; Andrew Carnegie and the Homestead dispute of 1892 Professor of Scottish History at

Hollywood’s Chris Pine in Dunfermline for Netflix movie

How’s this for a bit of glamour? Chris Pine is in Dunfermline today filming the new Netflix movie about King Robert the Bruce. Lots of swords and bearded extras were to be seen but the main cast were a bit elusive. The bells at the Abbey were suspended for a day. Abbot House got a sprinkling of fairy dust as well – rooms on the ground floor were used for