Stall holders at the very busy Rosyth Community Market offered a few explanations for event’s success. Fiona Frazer, Woodlea Stables, who had to nip back to Crossgates twice to restock bread, believes it’s because ‘people in Rosyth are very loyal to their community’. Providing an event to harness that loyality however, is down to the efforts of the Community Council; their second community market was on Sunday 31st May. Another
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In summer the café at Abbot House, Dunfermline probably has one of the best views in Scotland. From the tables in the very pretty walled garden you can see the historic Dunfermline Abbey. With the 2016 opening of the new museum next door there are plans to link the Abbot House garden to the Museum’s modern garden, creating a larger, more diverse space. The garden is all the more impressive
The work of legendary photographer Diane Arbus (1923- 1971) can be seen at Kirkcaldy Galleries from 14 February until 31 May. Arbus challenged concepts of identity, beauty and normality. Her photography revealed the complexities of human nature and relationships, making the ordinary extraordinary and the misunderstood familiar. Featuring twenty of her seminal pieces, this exhibition explores how her work reflected the social, political and economic changes taking place throughout the United
Inspired by similar night markets from around the world two local girls Jamie Craig-Gentles and Liana Nickel started the Night Market in 2014 at Balgove Larder near St Andrews. Wednesday 24 September was the last of the summer markets but we’ll keep you posted as soon as the next one is in the diary. Stalls include Dunfermline chocolatier, Gill and Stan Lyth of Hello Chocolate.
Not quite Coachella or the Commonwealth Games but perhaps a little bit of both! The Fresh Air Festival returns this Saturday to Dunfermline’s Public Park. The park’s Victorian bandstand will ring out once more to the sounds of jazz, brass, pipes and some of the area’s best young singer songwriters. There’ll be pony rides, sports taster sessions, including parkour and karate, a family barbecue and birds of prey. New for this
On Wednesday 11 June at 6.30pm Man Booker Prize nominee James Robertson and one of Scotland’s best known illustrators Jill Calder will entertain audiences in Dunfermline Abbey with a stunning re-telling of the Robert the Bruce story. James Robertson, who wrote the hugely successful Testament of Gideon Mack and Jill Calder will talk about their book, Robert the Bruce: King of Scots in the historic Abbey, also the site of the King’s
There they sat, three people of about the same age who grew up within streets of each other in the same small town, looking for all the world like prizewinners on speech day: the cleverest boy, the girl who’s best at writing and the bad boy who happens to be brilliant at drawing. Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, best selling crime writer Val McDermid and Britain’s most successful artist Jack