Dunfermline’s Fresh Air Festival (28 May) is fast becoming one of the best events of its kind, ambitious in scale with a range of activities almost too long to list and yet with a simple, outdoorsy, low cost vibe that makes for a great day out. The Festival is held in the Public Park (not the Glen!) which is handy for both bus and train with the train stopping virtually in the park. There are three elements to what is on offer: the first is a huge selection of outdoor activities and sports tasters, mostly free or costing just a couple of pounds. These include  American football, tennis, assault course, laser clays, inflatables, pony rides, kick boxing and tai chi. There is an arty theme going on as well with an actual book launch happening on the day, an art installation, story telling and craft stalls. The second element is the music festival which sees the park’s Victorian Bandstand rock with great live music from pipe to indy bands. The third part is the popular Skateboard Jam across in the skate park.

Add to this line up, ice cream, burgers and, of course, lashings of fresh air, and you have a really fantastic summer event. Many congratulations to the Central Dunfermline Community Council for organising this unique treat for Dunfermline.

12 Noon Opening
12:15 Dunfermline Pipe Band
12:50 Sambangra
1:30 Freya Stobie
2:00 Dunfermline Town Band
3:00 ASIF Rock/Pop Choir
3:30 Demi Smith
4:00 Amy Lou
5:00 Johnston Flood