Dunfermline set for best Bruce Festival yet

Bruce Festival

Just days from the start of Dunfermline’s Bruce Festival, organisers are predicting that the 2011 event is set to be the biggest and best in its seven year history.  

With a food village, medieval banquet, equestrian cabaret and grand ceilidh added to this year’s entertainment schedule the Festival is gaining an increasing reputation as an event of national standing.

The 2010 Bruce Festival drew record crowds to the ancient capital and the town’s business improvement company and event organisers, Dunfermline Delivers, are expecting another bumper year.

“We have invested heavily in the content of this year’s Festival,” said Michael Maloco, Chairman of Dunfermline Delivers, “Adding several new performances that we’re confident will appeal to people of all ages and interests. In 2010 the event delivered a boost of over £300,000 to the local economy and our aim is to make an even bigger impact for local traders this year.”

The Festival runs from Friday 26 August to Sunday 28 August with the focus for the action being the recreation of an authentic Medieval Encampment in Pittencrieff Park.

An extensive media and advertising campaign has been running since July and Dunfermline Delivers has been working with EventScotland and Fife Council to give the Bruce Festival an increasingly national profile.

Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer for EventScotland said, “We are delighted to be supporting the Bruce Festival in 2011 as part of our national funding programme. This is the second year we are working with the event to assist with their marketing efforts and raising the profile of the event and attracting visitation from out with Fife.

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