Bruce Festival funding boost

Bruce FestivalThe Bruce Festival, which will form a key event in Homecoming Scotland 2014, has secured £30,000 funding from the Scottish Government.

The two-day celebration showcases Dunfermline’s status as the ancient capital of Scotland and burial place of King Robert the Bruce, who lies beneath the pulpit in the Abbey.

Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker said: “The Bruce Festival, and indeed Homecoming Scotland, is important for so many reasons. Read more of this post

Visit Dunfermline Seeks Bannockburn Celebration Suggestions

With just under 700 days till the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, Visit Dunfermline has invited the public to submit ideas for Dunfermline-based events to commemorate the occasion. The anniversary, along with the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, will be a major focus of Scotland’s Homecoming 2014 celebrations.

Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker said: “This is a great opportunity for people to get involved in Homecoming 2014. With the world’s eyes on Scotland in 2014, we have a chance to really boost the profile of Dunfermline. Read more of this post

Question S4O-00585: Year of Homecoming 2014

Bill Walker: To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made regarding the programme for the year of homecoming 2014.

Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 19/01/2012 Read more of this post

Dunfermline is Ideal Candidate for Year of Homecoming

Local MSP Bill Walker has put Dunfermline forward as “an ideal candidate to host major Scottish cultural and historical events” in Scotland’s Year of Homecoming 2014. Read more of this post