Events and things to do

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

Win a Golden Ticket to The Dunfermline Filmhouse!

It’s not long now until we throw open the doors of The Dunfermline Filmhouse for the very first time! Between now and our opener The Red Shoes on 6 September, we will be sharing news of all the movies, documentaries and talks you can see at the Filmhouse. Because this is a brand new project we would really appreciate it if these stories could be liked and shared to spread

Dunfermline’s Outwith Festival – 2018 website now live!

And we’re off and running for this year’s Outwith Festival! Outwith 18 is dramatically bigger than last year’s inaugural event with over 200 artists delivering comedy, music, theatre, film, literature and art in more than 23 venues over five days in September. There are exciting names coming to town including one of the UK’s most successful screenwriters Gregory Burke, John Maclean who was the founder of The Beta Band and

Dry Yer Eyes Big Man: artists respond to Scots mountain legend

The latest in a long line of original and accessible creative events at Workspace Dunfermline, Dry Yer Eyes Big Man sees four artists and writers respond to the legend of Am Fear Liath Mor, or the Big Grey Man of Ben Macdui. For over a hundred years, stories of The Big Grey Man have been recorded by locals and visitors to Scotland’s second-highest mountain. On Saturday 7 July, tales of

Dunfermline summer pilgrimage celebrates Patron Saint of Mothers

On Sunday 3 June 2018, in a tradition dating back to 1250, the St Margaret’s National Pilgrimage 2016 will take place in Dunfermline with a procession led by Archbishop Leo Cushley from the Louise Carnegie Gates to St Margaret’s Church. Times are on the poster below. People are asked to gather at the gates to the Glen at 1.45pm but from 11am you can also visit sites associated with St

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

‘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

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

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

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