Tag "history of Dunfermline"

We launch new Dunfermline map: history in your hand

We have exciting news! On Monday 27 February Avocado Sweet launched a new, hand-illustrated history map of Dunfermline at the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum. Sponsored by the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust and Fife Council’s Strategic Events Investment Programme, the map was written by us and designed and drawn by Dunfermline-based artist Natasha of Tupelo Tree. The cover features the blossom so characteristic of Dunfermline in spring, the two central pages are

Burning down the house: Great Fire of Dunfermline 1624

You can only imagine the state of mind of the baillie’s son who, on this day in 1624, having misfired a musket into one of 17th century Dunfermline’s many thatched roofs, saw the entire town burn to a cinder over the course of four hours. Among the few buildings left standing was Abbot House. The records of many Scottish towns refer to this great fire but strangely it doesn’t seem

Walk with George Lauder: the man behind the man behind the millions

If you’re into local history, here’s a quirky event you may want to check out: next Saturday 19 September, there will be free, costumed guided tours around Dunfermline’s Heritage Quarter as part of a series of events marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of George Lauder. Lauder, the uncle of Andrew Carnegie and the man credited with instilling in the young Carnegie his life-long love of history, was one of

Thieves of Dunfermline – new play suitable for the whole family!

Thieves of Dunfermline is a light hearted, fast paced hour’s entertainment inspired by the events and people of Dunfermline’s past. It will be performed from 3-7 December in the intimate setting of The Long Gallery in Abbot House, Dunfermline by a talented cast of local musicians and performers including Fife Provost Jim Leishman in his first acting role.  Some of the stories, which are told through drama, humour and cracking