World Heritage Day 2016

World Heritage Day 2016

Today (Monday, April 18th) is World Heritage Day 2016 and Dunfermline, Scotland’s Ancient Capital, has more to shout about than most.

Visit Dunfermline in 2016 where you can visit the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie and, within in a matter of minutes, be standing by the tomb of King Robert the Bruce – and that’s just the start!

“Dunfermline signifies in Gaelic, the fort by the crooked rivulet; the fort refers to the building called Malcolm Canmore’s tower that was placed on the peninsular mount in Pittencrieff glen.  Dun signifies either a hill or a fort, because the strongholds were generally built on eminences.  Fiar means crooked or winding, and loin or lyn, a pool and running water. In later times dun in Gaelic, and tun in Anglo-saxon, came to signify a dwelling, a steading, a village, a town.

From this tower, Dunfermline, as a town, dates its origin, and derived its existence; hence the arms of the Town are a tower supported by two lions, with the motto, “Esto rupes inaccessa”; ‘be thou an inaccessible rock,’ alluding to the rocky precipice on which the tower was erected.

Dunfermline City and Royal Burgh is one of the hidden jewels among places of interest in Scotland. Its history goes back over a thousand years with the residence of the Kings of Scotland and the history of the Church.” ~ Royal Dunfermline.

Find out more about Dunfermline’s amazing history & heritage here.
Visit Dunfermline, it’s not all black and white