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Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop

Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop

We are an artist run cooperative printmaking workshop established in 1981. The workshop has charitable status and although one of the smaller Scottish studios, achieves much with limited resources. We operate very closely to the original ideals that gave birth to the printmaking workshop movement. Our workshop is in the basement of a building that was built in the 1920s. The building is owned by F... »

World Heritage Day 2016

World Heritage Day 2016

Today (Monday, April 18th) is World Heritage Day 2016 and Dunfermline, Scotland’s Ancient Capital, has more to shout about than most. Visit Dunfermline in 2016 where you can visit the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie and, within in a matter of minutes, be standing by the tomb of King Robert the Bruce – and that’s just the start! “Dunfermline signifies in Gaelic, the fort by the croo... »

Daunder and Dine with Grill 48

Daunder and Dine with Grill 48

Daunder and Dine takes visitors and local residents on a relaxed walk around our beautiful, historical town, returning to Grill 48 for a Scottish meal. Led by your local tour guide Jack Pryde from Discover Dunfermline Tours, you will learn the history of Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline Abbey, St Margaret, as well as many other interesting ‘Dunfermline’ facts along the way. Tickets are £... »

Alhambra and Carnegie Hall Spring Programmes

Alhambra and Carnegie Hall Spring Programmes

Check out the world class Spring programmes at Dunfermline’s Alhambra Theatre & Carnegie Hall. When it comes to fantastic entertainment you must Visit Dunfermline, it’s not all black and white:       »

Avocado Sweet

Avocado Sweet

Avocado Sweet brings you art, design, music, writing, craft, performance, food, drink, events and all round inspiration. Much of it is local to Fife but there are plenty of national and international stories too. We believe that – if you look hard enough – you’ll find interesting things going on in every corner of the world – even your own doorstep.   »

Knockhill Racing Circuit

Knockhill Racing Circuit

Over 40 years as Scotland’s National Motorsport Centre and host to the UK’s top televised motorsport car and bike events. Knockhill is situated just 30 mins from Edinburgh, 40 miles from Glasgow and 2 hours from Aberdeen. Knockhill is a truly versatile venue and the perfect choice for all events including Corporate Days, Team Building, Karting, Trackdays and exciting Driving Experiences. »

North Queensferry Light Tower

North Queensferry Light Tower

Did you know that the world’s smallest working Light Tower sits on the Town Pier, North Queensferry, alongside one of the engineering wonders of the world, the Forth Bridge? Built in 1817 by Robert Stevenson as a key part of the Queensferry Passage across the Forth, this tiny part of Scottish maritime history has now been carefully restored to full working order. It reopened to the public in... »

Lochleven Castle

Lochleven Castle

This late 14th or early 15th century tower was the setting for the most traumatic year in the life of Mary Queen of Scots. It was here in 1567 that she was imprisoned and forced to abdicate before her dramatic escape a year later. Visitors can enjoy the fragrance from the large beds of pink purslane in the south and east wooded walks from April to July.   Highlights The boat ride – follow in ... »

Royal Burgh of Culross

Royal Burgh of Culross

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Royal Dunfermline

Royal Dunfermline

Dunfermline signifies in Gaelic, the fort by the crooked rivulet; the fort refers to the building called Malcolm Canmore’s tower that was placed on the peninsular mount in Pittencrieff glen. Dun signifies either a hill or a fort, because the strongholds were generally built on eminences. Fiar means crooked or winding, and loin or lyn, a pool and running water. In later times dun in Gaelic, a... »

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