Local Festival Recognised in House of Commons


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 by local social enterprise Forth Pilgrim, the team behind the recent launch of the Fife Pilgrim Way.

Roger Pickering, director of Forth Pilgrim, said: “We are incredibly pleased to have Defend Fife recognised in this way. Each year we commemorate the contribution of both the people of Fife and Polish soldiers during WWII and the event has grown and grown. We hope that the fantastic local community will come along again this year to support this event and honour the memory of the people who helped defend Fife during WWII.”

Defend Fife will take place on 3 and 4 August with events in various locations across Dunfermline, including the main event on Sunday 4 August in Pittencrieff Park. Attendees of all ages will enjoy live “what if” battle reenactments, exhibitions, living history displays, music, film and more.

A full festival lineup can be found at defendfife.co.uk. Tickets are available online and from Sew Yarn Crafty on Dunfermline High Street.