Hitting the Big Time


Dunfermline lass Caroline Weir has already reached great heights in her professional football career but last week she probably reached a career pinnacle when she signed for Real Madrid. Capped 88 times for Scotland (scoring 14 goals) at only 27, she is well on her way to being a legend of the Scottish women’s game. 

We at Visit Dunfermline of course wish Caroline every success with her new club. She has certainly come a long way since she started with Elgin Star playing at Pitreavie in the Soccer 7s down there. I drove past it last week as it happens, and I’m delighted that it is still thriving, with literally hundreds of young kids enjoying their football down there, just as my own boy did back in the day.

It is always great to see local people being successful and I was lucky enough to catch one such person last week for a pint down in Limekilns at The Bruce Hotel. Will Jordan is a successful film critic online and under his pseudonym The Critical Drinker he has over 1.2 million followers on YouTube alone.

Aside from that, Will also writes scripts and is a published novelist. One of his books has already had film rights bought for it so watch out for the name in the future. He certainly looks like a man with a massive future ahead of him and aside from that he is an extremely nice chap.     

Finally, we had a great meeting with Phil Prentice from Scottish Towns Partnership this week and shared many of our ideas with him. Phil is an extremely positive and knowledgeable guy and his very bullish about the future of our towns and cities. He certainly gave us plenty of food for thought.

Enjoy the rest of your week. 


Until next time…       



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