There’s nothing we Dunfermliners like more than talking about Dunfermline and now a new pub theatre night promises to answer some of our most pressing questions: Is it a city or a town? Park or glen? Where is the most romantic spot in KY12? Stramashed Potatoes, a cabaret-style night of entertainment being staged as part of Outwith Festival’s theatre programme, has been described as a ‘settler’s guide to Dunfermline’ so expect a tongue-in-cheek take on life in Scotland’s ancient capital as well as samples of the work of local writers.

Stramashed Potatoes is directed by Dunfermline based actor Tom Freeman who has performed with Communicado and 7:84 theatre companies as well as at the Edinburgh Lyceum and Glasgow Citizens. Tom says, ‘I’m delighted we can bring some exclusive theatre to Dunfermline, days after Edinburgh has experienced saturation point. Dunfermline has swelled with families like mine who have moved out of Edinburgh but still use the capital to get their cultural fix. Hopefully Outwith can encourage people in the town to sample some great local talent.’


Stramashed Potatoes starts at 7.30pm on Friday 8 September in the Monarch Bar, Dunfermline. Tickets are £6 and you can buy yours here.