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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

Open Studios North Fife starts 29 April

This video is an interesting peek into some of the studios ahead of Open Studios North Fife at the end of April. Studios in locations such as Cupar, Auchtermuchty and Falkland are open 10am until 6pm on Saturday 29, Sunday 30 and Monday 1st of May 2017. More details can be found on their website. In Above, Jan Hendry, Falkland and below Irene Blair, near Leslie Below, photography by Mark

Valleyfield Snowdrops: free guided walks

It must be spring; the snowdrops have raised their delicate heads above ground. A great place to see them is on the Valleyfield Snowdrop guided walks hosted by West Fife Woodlands & Shiresmill Therapy Riding Centre. All are welcome to come along and join the free guided walks and hear the story of Valleyfield House and Estate. The Valleyfield House and Estate is a fascinating story; Fife’s answer to Downton

Dunfermline’s next Pecha Kucha

Dunfermline’s next Pecha Kucha is on Thursday 23 February, 7-9pm at Fire Station Creative. Each presenter shows 20 slides for 20 seconds each. This is the fifth Dunfermline Pecha Kucha with standing room only left at the last two events. This event is organised by Fife Cultural Trust. This event will include presentations from · Rachel Lee – Fife based visual artist · Janet Henderson – Saje Scotland · Stephen

First Christmas market at Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline

You may still be in denial that Christmas is happening but we’re going to tell you about a festive market anyway. This year Fire Station Creative is hosting its first Christmas market complete with mulled wine and mince pies.  Timed to coincide with the Dunfermline’s High Street Christmas light switch-on Saturday 19 November, the market will be open from 10am until 4pm, with live music by Opus 8 at 2.30pm.