Reenactors posed around WWII jeep

Full 2019 Lineup Event title: Children’s Storytime: Wojtek War Hero Bear with author Jennifer Robertson Date: Saturday 3 August Time: At 11am & 12pm Location: Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries (Children’s Library) Description: The tale of a very special bear, told by author Jennifer Robertson. When a tiny orphaned bear cub is adopted…(Read More)

In the run up to Defend Fife this year, the event organisers Forth Pilgrim were asked by a Rosyth group if they could do a talk about Fife during WW2 for the retired ladies who meet there. Forth Pilgrim director, Roger Pickering, said: ”After a very short talk I passed out the different trays from…(Read More)

A Dunfermline history festival was recently recognised in the House of Commons. Defend Fife WWII History Festival was commended in a motion by Dunfermline MP Douglas Chapman, who noted that the event hopes to attract 5000 visitors to the area on the first weekend of August. The festival, now in its third year, is organised…(Read More)

Aerial shot of Pittencrieff Park

A popular local history festival will be making the move to Pittencrieff Park this August. Defend Fife World War Two Festival, which is now in its third year, is looking to double the 2000+ visitors of last year’s event with a weekend of interactive entertainment on 3-4 August. Organised by Forth Pilgrim and…(Read More)

Defend FIfe is back!

We’re delighted to announce that Defend Fife Festival will return on 3 & 4 August 2019 with live battle reenactments, living history displays and and more! A full lineup and some great news about the 2019 venue will follow shortly…(Read More)

As “Defend Dunfermline WW2” moves into its 2nd year the team is showcasing at Dunfermline ComicCon extra elements to add depth & drama to our comic book: ‘SECRET WAR A Surprising History Comic’ Comic book co-creators Roger Pickering & Gordon Somers will be on hand to sign your copy & answer questions (sorry, did…(Read More)

Festival Programme


EXHIBITIONS You can see the full programme below or you can download it here > Full Programme DUNFERMLINE’S SECRET WAR & MUSEUM OF COMMUNICATIONS POP-UP Dunfermline Carnegie Libraries and Galleries | Saturday 10AM-4PM | Sunday 12PM -4PM   1-7 Abbot St, Dunfermline KY12 7NW Discover the story of the secret maps and defence plans…(Read More)

Unfold the secret WWII plans for Scotland’s ancient capital this summer Get ready for Fife’s newest festival, Defend Dunfermline World War II, which takes place on the 19th and 20th August across the town’s high street and heritage quarter between 10am and 5pm. With captivating street theatre, exciting exhibitions and toe-tapping…(Read More)