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Rare chance to step inside Pittencrieff House and help shape its future

All this week (1-7 August) there is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in the shaping the future of one of the jewels in Dunfermline’s architectural crown. For almost 500 years Pittencrieff House has enjoyed a commanding position, enjoying views of the sweeping south lawn of the Glen and to the Forth Valley beyond. Historically significant, it was once the home of the Forbes family, in particular the high achieving

People in Glasshouses: Pittencrieff Park spruced up for spring

Pittencrieff Park’s famous glasshouses are now open after extensive refurbishment as part of the Park’s Heritage Lottery Funded restoration project. Glass has been repaired, flooring upgraded and new lighting and heating installed. Originally built in 1973 on the site of old conservatories, the 200ft glasshouses are divided into three sections. The main floral hall, with its wooden gazebo over the running stream and its regal display of plants, creates an exotic,

Marking the Way: innovative public art in Dunfermline

Come and be part of a work of public art this Sunday in Dunfermline.  One of Scotland’s most successful contemporary artists Toby Paterson will be a leading a ‘subjective walking tour’ in the town as part of an exciting new artwork. The tour, created in association with Collective Architecture, features Paterson’s own selection of buildings and landmarks on a route that links Dunfermline’s two magnificent parks – the Public Park