Sunday, December 17, 2023

Headed out to Dunfermline Tomorrow

 Eddie and I are heading out to Dunfermline, Scotland tomorrow. We are dog sitting for a couple of days from the 21st to the 28th. We then go to visit friends near London until the 1st. It should be great. Here is some info and pictures of Dunfermline.

  • Dunfermline's most famous son is Andrew Carnegie, whose steel industry helped build America
  • His philanthropy started the world's public library system, and he gave away the equivalent of £5.5bn in today's money
  • Its annual fireworks display attracts some 30,000 local people, while the Christmas light event packed the town centre with 10,000 people
  • Dunfermline, with a population of 58,508, was one of the seats of the kings of Scotland in the middle ages and is known as the "ancient capital of Scotland"
  • Robert the Bruce - who defeated the English army at the Battle of Bannockburn - was buried in Dunfermline Abbey after his death in 1329

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2 comments:

  1. Looks beautiful. Safe travels. Please say hello to the Brits for me.

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