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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

Manna House Bakery opened in South Queensferry

The excellent Manna House Bakery has opened a second branch in South Queensferry – although baking for two cafes means even less sleep for the owner and baker, Drew Massey. The pastry may be flaky but bakers are anything but – daily 3am rises are not for the faint-hearted, and, in Massey’s case, he’s baking for his original Edinburgh Easter Road branch as well as the new shop.  One consolation

Walk Fife discover fascinating vintage walking guide

In the first of a series of guest posts, Sean Makin of Walk Fife talks about a recently discovered vintage walking guide ‘The Fringes of Fife’… Browsing through a pile of old and dusty books stacked up in a darkened corner of an old bookshop, I stumbled upon a gem. The Fringes of Fife by John Geddie was published in 1894 and describes in detail his travels along the coastline in a

Juniper restaurant, Old Churches House Hotel, Dunblane

A selfie with Andy Murray’s gold post box might be reason enough for his fans to pay Dunblane a visit. For everyone else, the place itself is worth the trip. It has all the hallmarks of a small, quaint town; there’s a river running through the centre, an attractive stone bridge and a winding, narrow high street. For the first time visitor, however, the surprise is the sheer scale of

In Time, In Land: new project explores craft within Fife’s farming landscape

From this weekend, look out for signs bearing a bright orange silo to discover a new project exploring three inland crafts through the eyes of artists from Fife and beyond: In Time, In Land, a  Fife Contemporary project, is happening at the Silo on Cupar Trading Estate from 25 September to 8 October 2017. Fife Folk Museum in nearby Ceres features traditional and historical rural crafts was the source for the choice of

Bowhouse Food Weekend, Fife, 23 & 24 September

Bowhouse Food Weekend, St Monans is this Saturday and Sunday, 23 and 24 September. Free to attend, the two-day event will showcase the produce that the harvest season brings in the East Neuk. Hosted in a beautifully restored barn, the market will also host regular tastings, talks and demonstrations from chefs and producers. Children’s activities, as well as information on local walks, and a chance to see a selection of the

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

Extraordinary Coincidences: Pittsburgh & Dunfermline, Wednesday 20 September, 7pm, FSC

Don Carter, the Director of Urban Design at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh is coming to Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline to speak on ‘Extraordinary Coincidences: Pittsburgh/Dunfermline’.  The American architect and urban designer, whose grandfather was a coal miner from Ballingry, will be joined by Lord Bruce who will be speaking on Dunfermline’s urban planning and its regional and global links. 7pm Wednesday 20 September 2017, Fire Station Creative, Carnegie

Acclaimed author, Isla Dewar at The Canmore, Dunfermline, 10 September

Isla Dewar on ‘Wimmen’ at The Canmore, Dunfermline, Sunday 10 September The acclaimed fiction writer, Isla Dewar, author of: Women Talking Dirty, which was made into a feature film starring Helena Bonham Carter; Getting out of the House; and The Woman who painted her Dreams will be at The Canmore on Sunday 10 September at 1pm. “I’ll be chatting about the subject of impossible, bossy or just difficult but also

‘Comic Genius’, Angela Jackson brings Edinburgh Fringe Show to Dunfermline Outwith Festival

Angela Jackson, The Canmore, Dunfermline, Sunday 10 September Fresh from her acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe, award-winning author Angela Jackson, who critics describe as ‘a tour de force’, ‘comic genius’, and ‘Alan Bennett in his female form’, will be performing The Darling Monologues at Dunfermline’s Outwith Festival. The Darling Monologues introduces you to three characters, Lily, Sadie and Ruby, who share their secrets of relationships, sex, birth, infidelity, and