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Flee with Finesse Exhibition by Dunfermline artist, Gemma Coyle

Love this diminutive and exquisitely detailed caravan made from plastic biro-barrels by Dunfermline-based artist Gemma Coyle. The caravan and the horse-drawn Chrysler Building are part of the ‘FLEE with finesse’ exhibition at Dunfermline’s Fire Station Creative Gallery and Cafe. Her work discusses the gravity of climate change through a humorous perspective. Specifically focusing on the predicted flood crises, Gemma provides alternative and comical solutions, made from recycled plastic, in which to prepare

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

St Margaret’s Pilgrimage, Dunfermline

On Sunday 3 June, in a tradition dating back to 1250, the St Margaret’s National Pilgrimage 2018 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 Margaret.

Dunfermline’s Food and Craft Weekend, 5 & 6 May

Know your Columbian from your Costa Rican? Coffee …that is. Cafe Wynd, along with Unorthodox Roasters, will be giving you the low down at their coffee tasting at 5pm this Saturday 5 May, as part of Dunfermline Food & Craft Weekend. Prefer bubbles to Bolivian? Head for the prosecco van in the Kingsgate by local company, Dapper Drinks. For the craft part of the Food & Craft Weekend –  art

‘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

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