Dunfermline and West Fife architecture shows its “Capital” significance in Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design

Tue 13 Sep 16

From bridges to The Bruce, Dunfermline is profiling some of its most remarkable architecture to visitors to celebrate the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. This weekend (17th and 18th September) Alistair Bruce, chair of the Dunfermline and West Fife Local Tourist Association (LTA) is encouraging residents and visitors to take a fresh look at some of the most interesting architecture around them.

He said:

"From the iconic Forth Bridge and the world's smallest light tower in North Queensferry, it is a grand approach to the Royal Burgh of Culross and Dunfermline, once the capital of Scotland. The architectural innovation is remarkable and reminds visitors of the ancient history of Robert the Bruce, witches and the Reformation. The stunning buildings in Dunfermline echo the French and Scottish love of Gothic design and fascinate visitors with the famous tales of the Abbey, Carnegie and Queen Margaret."

"The architecture in Fife is a fascinating timeline of our local history stretching from the 9th century to present day. This year, marking innovation, architecture and design, is a timely reminder for residents as well as visitors that some very special people, events and talents are embedded in Fife's history. Many visitors to Scotland come for this historical heritage and Fife has plenty to offer them as part of our other many tourism assets."

There is a series of illustrations of notable buildings and landmarks across Fife which together create a beautiful on-line guide for visitors to explore for themselves. The illustrations and information about each building can be found at www.welcometofife.com/lovefifearchitecture

The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design is run by VisitScotland to celebrate awe-inspiring innovation, breathtaking architecture and brave, bold designs through new and exciting experiences and events.

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