Dunfermline announces a Festival fit for a King
June 5, 2011 by Mark
Organisers of the annual Bruce Festival, which takes place in August, say the event’s popularity emphasises the link between the hero of Bannockburn and the Fife town.
Speaking at the launch of this year’s festival programme yesterday, the head of the group which organises the two-day celebration said it was becoming an
“event of national importance”
“With the 700th anniversary of Bannockburn on the horizon and the Second Year of Homecoming in 2014, it’s a great opportunity to bring more and more visitors to Dunfermline which in turn provides a big boost to the local economy.”
Local printing businesses will be able to benefit by supplying posters, leaflets, flyers and event programmes.
The Festival runs from August 27-28 and centres on the recreation of an authentic medieval village which attracted over 16,000 visitors to the 2010 event.