Good Week Bad Week

Billy here on a rather dreich Monday..


Life is indeed a rollercoaster ride. Some will be enjoying the ride whilst others will definitely be screaming this week.

Let’s start with the good news week. Former Dunfermline High School pupil Ncuti Gatwa will become the fourth Scottish actor to play the Doctor. A graduate of Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow, the 29-year-old moved to Dunfermline from Rwanda when his family fled to escape persecution and genocide.

Unfortunately, his time in Dunfermline was blighted by a few racist idiots but he’s definitely gone on to shut them up big time. 

Visit Dunfermline wish you every bit of success in the future Ncuti.

Also, a good week for my friend Naz Anis-Miah who was elected as a councillor on Fife Council for the first time. A prominent businessman in town for years I’m sure Naz will do a fine job.

Congratulation to everyone else who were successful in Thursday’s local election. Plenty there to get your teeth stuck into and let’s hope everyone can work together for the good of our local communities, regardless of which party they represent.

Finally, it was a bad week for my good friend Ross McArthur, Chairman of Dunfermline Athletic FC.

Unfortunately, the Pars were relegated on Saturday courtesy of a last-minute goal for Queens Park. It’s been a terrible season on the park for us, but it was an awful way for Ross’s tenure to end.

This man has given ten years of his life and put in lots of his own cash to DAFC. I was with him as his guest at the match on Saturday and as bad a day it was for us all it was an especially tough day for Ross.

I’d just like to say thanks for everything you did for the club Ross and we at Visit Dunfermline wish you well for all you do in the future.

Until next time



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