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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

Rosyth hosts Scotland’s third Real Junk Food Project

A team of volunteers in Rosyth is hosting Scotland’s third – after Edinburgh and Glasgow – Real Junk Food Project feeding bellies not bins. The project, founded by social entrepreneur Adam Smith, is a global, organic network of cafés that rescue food destined for landfill and turn it into meals served on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis. Inspired by the concept, the team in Rosyth cook  ‘junk food meals’

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

Bowhouse Food Weekend – farm based food event this Saturday and Sunday

This looks a lovely event – a food festival and makers’ market in a revamped covered market barn in St Monans this weekend. Organisers  Bowhouse are food wholesalers who describe themselves as ‘a place where food makers work to make their products from the wonderful raw ingredients of the East Neuk and its coast.’ They hold regular food makers’ markets on their farm where customers can meet producers and taste

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

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  

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

Dunfermline’s Annual Fresh Air Festival coming soon!

One of Fife’s best free events, the Fresh Air Festival will take place on Saturday 27 May in Dunfermline’s Public Park. The free entry event is part of an ongoing drive to celebrate and promote the Public Park, led by Jim Stewart of the Central Dunfermline Community Council. Among many improvements to date have been new lighting, art installations and signage and the team have recently secured the go ahead