Fife

Outwith Festival: writers grab your pens – some great events coming up this September!

Dunfermline’s Outwith Festival is back in September and includes a unique line up of masterclasses for writers. Up first on Wednesday 7th September is a laid back but stimulating writing workshop called Cut Out led by award winning writer and artist Fi Bailey. The session, in Abbot House Workshop, is an introduction to the cut-up technique of creating collage with words from an eclectic mix of text, including mid-century magazines and Victorian shopping

Outwith is back! Dunfermline’s grassroots arts festival starts 6 September

https://outwithfestival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/V1.mp4   Storming back after a Covid absence, Outwith 22 starts 6 September and runs til Sunday the 11th. It features a world class art exhibition, a whole day of live music, international film, top comedy, writing masterclasses, spoken word nights and a host of heritage, cultural and other activities. Check out the programme and book tickets on outwithfestival.co.uk and keep an eye on Avocado Sweet over the next couple

‘Toon tees’ for sale at Workspace Dunfermline

Combining art, wit and disco nostalgia, Workspace Dunfermline’s brilliant new t shirt designs are available in sizes XS to XXL and cost £20 each. They can be ordered here with bespoke designs also available.

Theres Lovely Vintage and Handmade: a new source for ceramics, vintage and collections

Theres Lovely is a new Dunfermline-based source of information and discussion about art, vintage and culture. The Facebook page is a place to see lovely things from collectors and read about Scottish-made items from the 20th and 21st centuries. The page also showcases new ceramics (by TheresLovely and made in Dunfermline) and a there’s a link to an Etsy site where you can buy vintage and contemporary pottery, glass and

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

Walk Fife discover fascinating vintage walking guide

In the first of a series of guest posts, Sean Makin of Walk Fife talks about a recently discovered vintage walking guide ‘The Fringes of Fife’… Browsing through a pile of old and dusty books stacked up in a darkened corner of an old bookshop, I stumbled upon a gem. The Fringes of Fife by John Geddie was published in 1894 and describes in detail his travels along the coastline in a

Walk Fife launch crowd funding campaign

Walk Fife, which is run by volunteers, shares walking routes, paths and trails for exploring the Kingdom of Fife on foot. Routes include easy going strolls to tougher long distance walks such as the well trodden Fife Coastal Path. The team share the walks via video, podcasts and mapping and are now looking to expand and upgrade the service they offer to encourage even more people to enjoy Fife’s varied

Bibi’s Little Baking School, Fife

Feeling the need to knead? Bread baking classes are being hosted at Bibi’s Little Baking School in Earlsferry, Fife by Fiona Pratt who already runs the successful Bibi’s Bakery in Hanover Street, Edinburgh. The school opened at her home in 2017 and classes include Scandi baking, marvellous macaroons and gluten-free baking. For parents or grandparents trying to think of things to do during the long summer holidays there are some parent

Yurts in Scotland; Fife and The Trossachs

If you’ve a yen for a yurt then both these locations might be easy on the eye. The first is in Fife, on the Cambo Estate, and, because it’s May, their famous snowdrops might still be out – and the second is in The Trossachs close to Loch Lomond (pictured above).  Trossach Yurts started as an organic farm called West Moss-side near Stirling and is also a centre for craft workshops and