Peacocks in The Glen Again – Buy Your Copy Here

Peacocks in The Glen Again – Buy Your Copy Here

Peacocks in the Glen Again tells the story of how the famous Dunfermline Peacocks came to live in Pittencrieff Park. An ideal gift for children and adults alike, this beautifully illustrated book depicts Dunfermline’s historic buildings and parkland and is sure to delight anyone with an interest in Dunfermline.

All Profits from the sale of this book will go towards the care and upkeep of the Peacocks of Pittencrieff Park.




Peacocks have lived in Pittencrieff Park since 1905 when the Philanthropist Henry Beveridge returned to his hometown of Dunfermline from India, bringing with him the first Peacocks of Pittencrieff Park. Known locally as The GIen, Pittencrieff Park was gifted to the townspeople of Dunfermline three years earlier in 1902, by Dunfermline’s most famous son, Andrew Carnegie.

Since then the majestic Peacocks have been given the Freedom of the City and are regularly seen strutting around the town and park. For many years the birds thrived in Pittencrieff’s seventy-five acres of parkland, but in recent times, the numbers of Peacocks living there has fallen…that is until recently, and the introduction of several new Peacocks and Peahens, and the arrival of one especially intrepid little Peacock called Andrew.

This delightfully illustrated book captures, with warmth and humour the history of the Peacocks in the Glen. The illustrator, Robbie Peterson, manages to convey the playful and mischievous nature of the majestic peacocks, along with the beauty of Dunfermline’s historic buildings and parkland.

Caroline Copeland is a writer living in Fife, Scotland. Her working life has been spent in Publishing and Higher Education and she now spends her time doing the thing that she has always helped others to do – write.

Since coming to live in Dunfermline she has been enchanted by the history of her adopted home town and the magical Pittencrieff Park.