We have exciting news! On Monday 27 February Avocado Sweet launched a new, hand-illustrated history map of Dunfermline at the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum.

Sponsored by the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust and Fife Council’s Strategic Events Investment Programme, the map was written by us and designed and drawn by Dunfermline-based artist Natasha of Tupelo Tree. The cover features the blossom so characteristic of Dunfermline in spring, the two central pages are a very lovely watercolour of the Glen Gates which open to reveal an A3 map of the town’s centre. On the back you will find a guide to things of interest to look out for as you make your way from Glen to Public Park.

The new map is Avocado Sweet’s contribution to Blueprint Dunfermline, a year long celebration of Dunfermline and West Fife’s architecture and built heritage. It is neither an ordnance survey map nor a comprehensive telling of Dunfermline’s story –  our idea was simply to create something very personal to Dunfermline that gives the impression of a place where there is much to discover. Five hundred copies will be given away as part of Blueprint and thereafter the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum will take over the project.

Nora Rundell, Chief Executive of the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust said: “We are delighted to have this opportunity to support this unique and accessible introduction to Dunfermline’s rich history in the birthplace of its most famous son.  As both a guide and a souvenir this beautifully illustrated map will be much in demand.”

Copies of the map are available at the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum and at Fire Station Creative.