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 and Pittencrieff Park. Sculptural structures created by Toby and Collective Architecture are located where the walk begins and ends.

This event is the first stage in a bigger project which will see the creation of permanent artworks by Toby Paterson and Collective Architecture integrated into Dunfermline in 2013. The permanent work, which will also focus on the experience of walking around Dunfermline, is funded by Tesco Ltd as part of a Section 75 contribution to public art. Mike Rumney, Chair of the City of Dunfermline Area Committee said: ‘This is an exciting project being led by an internationally renowned artist and will, I think, result in something very innovative which will add to the existing character of Dunfermline.’

A guide to the walk has been produced with drawings by Toby Paterson. You are welcome to join Toby on the walk or get a copy of the guide and follow it at your leisure. The programme for Sunday 9 December is as follows:

11.00 – 12.30  Guided walk from Public Park structure (limited places available – max 25 people)

12.30-13.30  Lunch break – an opportunity to buy refreshments in the Peacock Rooms in Pittencrieff Park and meet the artists.

13.30-14.00  Artist’s introduction to the project in the Peacock Rooms, Pittencrieff Park  Guided walk from Pittencrieff Park structure (limited places available – max 25 people)

The sculptural structures will be in place in the parks for two weeks from 9 to 23 December. Toby Paterson and Collective Architecture welcome any comments and thoughts from the public about the artwork but also about people’s personal landmarks, walking routes or overlooked architectural gems in Dunfermline. Please email

This project is being developed and managed by Ginkgo Projects for Enterprise, Planning and Protective Services in Fife Council.