Did You Know?

The Queen Anne St Fountain

Did You Know…

…that an elegant granite fountain used to stand in Queen Anne St?

It stood from 1860 to 1924, was given to the town by an Aberdeen medical doctor and shared it’s name with a former village to the north of Dunfermline.

In “The Lassodie Fountain“, George Robertson explains what it was and why it was put there.

Andrew Carnegie and the Dinosaur

Did You Know…

..that there is a vital link between Dippy the Dinosaur and Andrew Carnegie?

In “Dippy the Dinosaur and Andrew Carnegie“, Jean Barclay tells us about the famous replica of a Diplodocus skeleton in the Natural History Museum, and how it was created thanks to Andrew Carnegie.

From January to May 2019, it will be on show at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow.

Battle of Kinghorn

Did You Know..

..that in 1796 Dunfermline`s Provost and some of his councillors were kidnapped and held captive in the black hole in Inverkeithing?

In “The Battle of Kinghorn” Jean Barclay tells the story of the tumultuous events of a Parliamentary Election in Dunfermline in 1796.

Dunfermline’s Prison

Did You Know..

..that for many years there was a prison in Dunfermline?

In “Prison – Whit Prison?” George Robertson writes the history of the prison which once stood in Leys Park Road.