Discover your family roots at this years Bruce Festival

West Fifer’s will be given the chance to explore their family roots at this year’s Bruce Festival with the introduction of a new event designed to shed light on some of the area’s famous, and not so famous, family histories.

The Bruce Festival Lectures and Family History event has assembled a line up of top speakers and family history specialists that will give visitors a unique Dunfermline experience, following the likes of hit TV show, Who do you think you are?.

The event takes place at the City Chambers on Saturday 28 August and among the guest speakers Professor Robert Bartlett who will be delivering a lecture on the Normans in Scotland, following his acclaimed TV series, the Normans in Britain.

In parallel with the lectures there will be a number of genealogy specialists on hand to advise visitors on how to trace their own family trees. Susan Hughes, Chief Executive of Dunfermline Delivers, the Bruce Festival organisers said: “The Lectures and Family History event bring a further new dimension to the Festival and we’re hoping that it will encourage a few more people to research their own families.You never know, it could lead to someone finding they’re descended from royal stock which would be quite a story."

Tickets for the Bruce Festival Lectures are available for £10 from Abbot House and include a buffet lunch. Admission to the family history stalls at City Chambers is free of charge. Full details of the Bruce Festival are available from

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