Undiscovered Dunfermline


240 minutes

Join Dunfermline Heritage Community Projects for a day of exploration of aspects of Dunfermline you may not know.

Did you know Dunfermline has a hereditary High Chamberlain? What part did John Norton play in a Canadian battle?

Discover the photographic abilities of David Octavius Hill. Learn to appreciate the works of two neglected Dunfermline poets. How many sites in Old West Fife can you identify? What can you find in the archives of the new Library and Galleries? All this and more to be discovered.

Held in The Canmore Room of Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries


10.00 Registration

10.20 Welcome by Jack Pryde, of Discover Dunfermline Tours

10.25 Robert Brightwell on the Flashman series of novels inspired by George Macdonald Fraser's character

11.00 Angus Hay on his family's hereditary title of High Chamberlain of Dunfermline

11.45 Short break

12.00 Andrew Dowsey on the remarkable contents of the Carnegie Library's archive

12.30 Lunch break (buffet lunch provided for all delegates in the Bruce Room) affording an opportunity to explore

the new building, its resources and its treasures.

2.00 Jack Pryde giving a photographic presentation of Old West Fife

2.30 Morna Fleming on the two poetic Roberts of Dunfermline - Henryson and Gilfillan

3.00 Alison Bacon on the Victorian photographer David Octavius Hill

3.40 Plenary session with a closing quiz on what has been found out today!

Tickets only £8 per person

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