Tag "Dunfermline"

Win a table for four at award-winning Dunfermline eatery Dhoom!

Dhoom, the award winning Indian street food restaurant and bar in Dunfermline’s New Row recently celebrated its first birthday with a party for customers, family and friends. A special birthday cake was cut by owner Dhaneshwar Prasad and Indian drummers and dancers added to the lively festivities. Now, to add to the occasion, we are delighted to share with our readers the opportunity to win a table for four at

Dunfermline summer pilgrimage celebrates Patron Saint of Mothers

On Sunday 3 June 2018, in a tradition dating back to 1250, the St Margaret’s National Pilgrimage 2016 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

New Carnegie Trust Chair hopes to collaborate with community to tackle big issues

Loneliness, poverty and the wellbeing of the very young are some of the most difficult challenges facing today’s society and it is through the prism of these three key themes that new Carnegie Dunfermline Trust Chairman David Walker has set out to tackle his two year stint in the Trust chair. ‘Im not trying to make a name for myself,’ he says, ‘just trying to find a way to make

Blueprint Pecha Kucha at Fire Station on 7 September

Come along and hear a series of fascinating, lightning-fast presentations at an architecture-themed Pecha Kucha evening at Fire Station Creative on Wednesday 7 September. This event, which is being curated by Create in Fife, is the second event in the Blueprint Dunfermline programme which aims to celebrate the architecture and built environment of Dunfermline and West Fife. A superb range of speakers will share their stories with the public in

Blueprint Dunfermline launches!

Blueprint Dunfermline, a community-led celebration of architecture and the built environment in Dunfermline and West Fife, launches on Friday 2 September and will run until the middle of 2017. We are proud to say that Avocado Sweet is leading a consortium of local groups to deliver this unique initiative. It is the kind of programme that more usually a city would stage, often centred around the opening of a grand,

From ducks to peacocks: new Dunfermline book inspired by Boston trip

Dunfermline author Caroline Copeland was much struck on a trip to America by the way a children’s book about the ducks in Boston Public Gardens is used to promote the city. Make Way for Ducklings is available at every bookshop and tourist attraction in the area and its characters have been immortalised in bronze (below). Caroline thought how much more beautiful Dunfermline’s famous peacocks and Glen were than their Boston counterparts

Plan to Work On Dunfermline – a fascinating Kay Mander film

Interested to know what people think of this. Plan to Work On is Kay Mander’s 1948 government-sponsored film about the planning for Dunfermline’s post-war reconstruction. It was originally intended for a specialist audience of architects and planners but is now a fascinating record of mid-20th-century town planning and, for locals, full of great shots of post war Dunfermline. It was made with help from James Shearer , the architect behind Dunfermline’s

Public buildings in public spaces: Dunfermline architecture guide #2

A few months ago we moved from Dunfermline to Culross. Writing this, the view is of the slate and pan-tiled roofs of the various NTS-owned houses as well as our tallest building – the towered Town House – where questionable justice was meted out on a regular basis to thieves and adulterers. And it feels appropriate that a public building is the one that sticks out, that overlooks our everyday

Win 2 tickets to Dunfermline Live!

Fancy seeing Embrace and King Creosote in Dunfermline for free? Avocado Sweet has two tickets worth £20 each to give away to two lucky readers. All you have to do is answer the following question: Who is the main sponsor of this year’s Dunfermline Live? Email your answer to avocadosweet@me.com by 14 October. Good luck!

Catfish and the Bottlemen at PJ Molloys, Dunfermline

Now and again towns the size of Dunfermline are lucky – or smart – enough to catch great bands on the ascendant: Catfish and the Bottlemen played PJ Molloys last night and they were brilliant. A sturdy set of hook heavy songs delivered with plenty of attack and the funny, slight, charismatic Van McCann all you could want in a frontman. Go see before they turn into the Arctic Monkeys. (photo