Bruce Festival

The Bruce Festival has become an eagerly anticipated event on Fife’s cultural calendar. As well as being an enjoyable weekend of festivities, it delivers a significant boost to the local economy here in Dunfermline.

This year’s Festival promises to be the most spectacular so far. On the 25th and 26th of August, an expected 20,000 visitors will flock to our city centre and Glen to enjoy such entertainment as a re-created medieval village and a Bruce family treasure hunt. The Glen Pavilion, newly renovated with a generous £1 million investment from the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, will host a grand dinner and ceilidh on the 24th August.

It is my great wish to see Dunfermline revitalised, which must involve a coming-together of the many groups who promote the city. The Bruce Festival would not be possible without the commitment of the local organisations who manage and sponsor it, plus the talented performers, so thanks are due to all involved.

I am sure visitors to Dunfermline will enjoy a great Festival. If it is not too much to hope for, let’s hope the weather stays fair too.

The above was originally written for Bill’s Dunfermline Press column. This version may vary slightly.

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