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.
Did you Know..
..that Robert Burns once rebuked his friend on the Abbey’s Black Stool?
Dr Jean Barclay tells the story of a visit by Burns to Dunfermline Abbey.