The Bruce Festival opened on 19th August to a sell out concert in Dunfermline Abbey, dramatic performances of Robert the Bruce’s life and a stunning Son et Lumiere expected to be visible for miles around. Meanwhile, the Dougie McLean concert, which opens the Festival, has attracted visitors from as far away as Canada.
The programme bursts into full swing on the opening weekend with three exciting concerts in the Abbey, a costumed theatrical storytelling of Bruce’s life and tours of the Abbey. On the 24th, audiences are invited to join pupils of Queen Anne High School in a thrilling debate against pupils of Stewarts Melville College, Edinburgh on the theme, ‘Robert Bruce had no right to sit on the throne of Scotland', chaired by local Dunfermline girl Dr Fiona Watson, writer, broadcaster and senior lecturer.
Fiona will also present a talk and debate later in the week on the impact and meaning of Mel Gibson's epic 1996 film. 'Braveheart: more than just pulp fiction'.
The festival rounds off in Pittencrieff Park where the whole family can enjoy battles, hand to hand combat, archery and a medieval hospital.
For further information on tickets and venues visit the Bruce Festival website.