Events and things to do

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

Outwith Festival: Day 2 Schedule

So day 1 of Outwith got off to a flyer with the unveiling of David Mach’s stunning new art work at Fire Station Creative and finished with a rousing, floor filling  set by Glen Gates and the Passing Sages. Today sees one of Scotland’s finest actors John Cairney in discussion at the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, cutting edge comedy and acting performances and an evening with a local legend Richard

Outwith Festival: Day 1 schedule

The inaugural Outwith Festival is now underway. Launched this morning at Fire Station Creative with a well attended event for Dunfermline BIDS members and other stakeholders, the festival is already attracting extensive media coverage and tickets for all festival events are selling fast. Here’s what is on today: Tickets and more information here.

Outwith Festival: events and fun for children

Children of Outwith is not a film by M Night Shyamalan but a series of fun events and activities for children during Dunfermline’s brand new arts festival Outwith. On Saturday 9 September, Dine at 29 in East Port will host Baby Discos at 11am  and 1pm. The day will include face painting, bouncy castle, craft table, games, ball pit and lots of floor-filling Disney tracks. Children tickets are £5 and available