Events

It’s the Gala Day in Dunfermline this Saturday!

Roll up, roll up! It’s the Gala tomorrow (Saturday 24 June) in Dunfermline and the theme for this year in Children’s Stories. Expect to see lots of little Harry Potters and Alice in Wonderlands parading down the High Street as the town’s primary school children, accompanied by a succession of bands and street performers, make their way to the Glen for a picnic and games. The procession, which is always

Leven Prom Fest: music and craft on the beach this weekend

Described by the organisers as a ‘great day on a great beach in a great town, Leven Prom Fest will take place on the the Promenade on 17 June and will celebrate Leven’s lively surroundings and fantastic beach. At its heart a music festival with headliners Lost on Vancouver playing on the day, there will also be a fun fair, craft stalls, festival gardens and local attractions like the Beachcomber

Pecha Kucha, Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries

Dunfermline’s Pecha Kucha is back, and it’s in a brand new venue, the award-winning Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries. The free event is at 7pm on Thursday 15 June and follows the rapid Pecha Kucha format; 20 slides lasting 20 seconds each. Each talk is less than seven minutes. Lesley Ratomska, Dunfermline based founder of ‘Leslie & Rosie’ Claire Christie, Dunfermline based textile designer Colin Gourlay,  History of Dunfermline’s ‘Regal

The Skids & the Scottish Punk Revolution 1977 at FSC

Photo of The Skids (above) by Virginia Turbett and below by Paul Slattery Dunfermline’s Fire Station Creative, is the chosen venue for an exhibition of historic photographs from the punk music scene 40 years ago. The show, titled ‘Scared to Dance: The Skids and the Scottish Punk Rock Revolution 1977’, is being curated by frontman, Richard Jobson, and music business consultant, Ronald Gurr. ‘In 1977 I started a fanzine in

Watch live theatre performed in Dunfermline’s Royal Palace Ruins and Abbey

Could there be a more authentic and atmospheric setting for an adaptation of Macbeth than Dunfermline’s Abbey Nave and ruined Royal Palace? Heard No More, a highly imaginative, 21st century response to the Shakespeare play, has been created by Fife College Performing Arts and Sound Production students and is one of the first events of its kind to take place in Scotland. The audience absorbs the performance via headphones as they

MHOR Festival 26-28 May 2017

Less than an hour’s drive from Fife is the MHOR Festival which runs this weekend from Friday 26 May to 28 May. Hosted by the very affable Tom Lewis on the land next to one of his two hotels, Monachyle Mhor, the Festival is a mix of very good food, live music, and theatre. The Friday night feast is five courses by five chefs including Chef of the Year, Lorna

This year’s St Margaret’s National Pilgrimage taking place on 11 June

The recently revived 2017 National Pilgrimage to Dunfermline in honour of St Margaret of Scotland will take place this year on Sunday 11 June with the procession leaving from the Glen Gates at 2pm. The procession, led by His Grace Archbishop Cushley and the Dunfermline Pipe Band, will process via Bridge Street, High Street and East Port to St Margaret’s RC Church for Mass at 3pm. The Mass will be concelebrated

When Coal was King: free history expo at Kingsgate Dunfermline

Opening today 17 May is When Coal Was King, a series of events in and around the Kingsgate Shopping Centre Dunfermline highlighting the importance mining played in the history of the town and the surrounding areas. There will be exhibitions, storytelling, children’s activities and one of artist Alan Grieve’s famous interactive colouring-in walls. The event is free and runs until 21 May. Image above by Alan Grieve  

German beer tasting at Auchterarder deli

The Auchterarder deli, Corbie & Cheip is hosting a German beer tasting event on Wednesday 17 May from 5.30pm.  Owner Anne Schaeflein and her husband Max Schaeflien probably know a thing or two about German beer. Although they have lived in Scotland for the last 10 years, both are originally from Germany, and, the Perthshire deli reflects both nationalities; the local Scottish produce is complemented by the best of German

The Flying Scotsman is back

Once again the Flying Scotsman will be crossing the Forth Rail Bridge on Sunday 14 May. Thanks to the Forth Bridge Hub for the following details. From media coverage it is believed that the Flying Scotsman will travel from Edinburgh to Fife, crossing the bridge early afternoon and will then make her way along the coast towards Kirkcaldy, before turning back inland, via Dunfermline. The train will then head back over