Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker supports Scottish Tourism Week

MSP's-Sign-Up-Scottish-Tourism-Week-38[1]Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker has signed up to support Scottish Tourism Week, the annual event aimed at promoting tourism in Scotland and raising awareness of its importance to our economy. This year, it takes place from 4th to 13th March.

Mr Walker said: “I’m proud to represent a city with so much to offer as Dunfermline, a city that’s really going places. Any Scot or visitor to Scotland would be doing themselves a disservice if they missed the opportunity to see for themselves the capital of medieval Scotland.

“A walk through our town centre reveals an abundance of buildings of architectural and historical significance, and of course our magnificent Abbey is famously the burial place of King Robert the Bruce.

“The atmospheric ruined palace of King Malcolm Canmore and Saint Margaret also lies in the heritage quarter. So does Abbot House, now a heritage centre after various fascinating incarnations dating back to around 1450. Soon, the heritage quarter will also boast a flagship museum and art gallery encompassing our famous Carnegie Library. And a stone’s throw away, we have the Carnegie Birthplace Museum devoted to our most celebrated son, Andrew Carnegie.

“2013 is the Year of Natural Scotland, and I would certainly encourage visitors to wander around the winding paths and open green areas of our vast Pittencrieff Park. A trip to the gardens there, which also include the hothouses, is an absolute must when they are in full summertime bloom.

“Day and night facilities in Dunfermline include the Carnegie Hall, Alhambra, Odeon and Bowlplex. We have some big name shops on the high street and in the Kingsgate, along with a wide range of restaurants, cafes and pubs.

“In addition to all that, we have good travel links by car, bus and rail. Visitors can plan for days out in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling, or choose instead to enjoy the beautiful surrounding Fife villages, such as Culross, Charlestown and Limekilns.

“There are more than a few reasons to plan a visit to our Auld Grey Toun!”

Bill Walker MSP signs up to support Scottish Tourism Week

Bill Walker MSP signs up to support Scottish Tourism Week

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