In “The Chequered History of Dunfermline’s Cokete Seal“, Dr. Jean Barclay reports on the current status of a remarkable object surviving from the reign of King Robert the Bruce.
We all know that during the reformation, the Abbeys were abolished. Much of Dunfermline Abbey is now ruined, but the Church is, of course, still in use.
But what about the people involved? In this article, Sue Mowat explains the events of the Reformation in Dunfermline and tells us “What Happened to the Monks“.
In “The Abbey Graveyard Toolhouse” Sue Mowat corrects some common misconceptions about an unusual small building in the Abbey churchyard and also tells of the opening of the first museum in Dunfermline.
After the Crimean War, a large number of captured cannons were given to British towns as trophies. In “The Graveyard Gun” Sue Mowat gives us an insight into local politics in the 19th Century and the decidedly mixed response to Dunfermline’s Russian Gun.
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.