Funding Boost for 2012 Bruce Festival

A medieval village recreated in Dunfermline’s Pittencrieff Park will be the busy hub of this year’s Bruce Festival, taking place on the 25th and 26th of August.

The 2012 celebration aims to be the best Bruce Festival to date, after last year’s event drew a record 18,000 visitors to watch jousting and re-enactments, as well as browse arts and crafts and sample the wares of the food village.

Local MSP Bill Walker has welcomed funding from EventScotland and Fife Council as confirmation of the Festival’s growing importance to Fife tourism.

Mr Walker commented: “Dunfermline Delivers, who organise the Bruce Festival, are ambitious for the local area, and I’m delighted that they have secured the backing of Event Scotland and Fife Council.

“The Bruce Festival is a wonderful cultural event, and it delivers a significant economic boost to local businesses. This funding, in difficult economic times, is a vote of confidence in the impact of the Bruce Festival.”

The Festival, now in its 8th year, aims to attract 20,000 visitors in 2012. It is fast becoming one of Fife’s leading visitor attractions.

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