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Historic Scotland support Bruce Festival

30 May 2008

Historic Scotland demonstrate their support for the Bruce Festival 2008, presented by Dunfermline City Centre Management, which takes place between 6 and 15 June. Held annually in Dunfermline, Scotland's ancient capital and final resting place of Robert the Bruce, the festival reflects the national and international significance of this great historical figure.

On Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June Historic Scotland will open the doors of Dunfermline Abbey and Palace for free and visitors will have the opportunity to explore this impressive building which was the final resting place for some of Scotland’s greatest kings and queens. This royal association has ensured that it is one of the wealthiest and grandest monasteries in the world, with stunning views across the glen.

Nick Finnigan, Events and Filming Manager, said;

“The Bruce Festival is a fantastic event and we are delighted to do what we can to support the initiative. In addition to free entry on 14 and 15 June, students from Carnegie College will put on a special evening theatre performance in the Abbey Nave. ‘Warriors’ will take place on 6, 7 and 8 June and will cover the life and times of key figures from the Abbey’s past.”

Dunfermline Abbey and Palace is open for free on 14 and 15 June, from 09.30 to 17.30. The Palace will be closed from 12.30 to 13.30 for lunch. The Nave will be open all day.

Warriors will take place on 6 and 7 June (18.30 and 20.30), and 8 June (18.30) in the Abbey Nave. Tickets are Adults £10, Children £5 and are available from Dunfermline Tourist Information Centre 01383 720 999.

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NOTES FOR EDITORS

  • Dunfermline Abbey and Palace is situated off the M90. The postcode is KY12 7PE Tel: 01383 739 026.
  • The Abbey and Palace are open all year – closed for lunch from 12.30 to 13.30 (winter closed Thursday afternoons, all day Friday and Sunday morning). The Abbey church is not in the care of Historic Scotland and so summer opening times may vary - visitors are advised to call in advance on 01383 739 026.
  • Admission is Adult £3.70, Child £1.85 and Concessions £3.00.
  • Each year Historic Scotland hosts a full programme of events at properties across Scotland, deigned to entertain and educate people of all ages. Full details of the programme of events can be found online at www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/events
  • For the best value, Historic Scotland membership offers free entry to all sites and free entry to day events. Membership can be purchased from as little as £6 a month for a family package.
  • Historic Scotland has 345 outstanding historic properties and sites in its care. These include some of the leading tourism attractions in the country, including Edinburgh, Stirling, and Urquhart castles, Fort George, Linlithgow Palace, the Border Abbeys and Skara Brae. A full list can be found online at www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places
  • Historic Scotland’s mission is to safeguard Scotland’s historic environment and to promote its understanding and enjoyment.
  • For further information on the Bruce Festival please visit www.visitdunfermline.com

For further information


Laura Adamson
PR Executive
Marketing and Media
0131 668 8959 or 07769 630 763
laura.adamson@scotland.gsi.gov.uk