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Adam Smith in Dunfermline

Did You Know..

..that Adam Smith is said to have shocked the good citizens of Dunfermline on the Sabbath?

In the Unexpected Appearance of Adam Smith, Dr Jean Barclay relates an incident where the famous philosopher and economist, Adam Smith, was found wandering about the streets of Dunfermline in a dressing gown and cap.

The Abbey Church

Did You Know..

…that Dunfermline’s new Abbey Church was nearly built south, not east, of the old nave?

In The New Abbey Church, Jean Barclay tells us how the church was very nearly built between the medieval nave and the fratery. Dunfermline would have looked very different had that plan gone ahead.