Relic of St Margaret to be paraded in Dunfermline at summer pilgrimage

Relic of St Margaret to be paraded in Dunfermline at summer pilgrimage

A RELIC of St Margaret will be carried through the centre of Dunfermline as part of an event that dates back more than 750 years.

The procession, from the gates of Pittencrieff Park up High Street and East Port, will be led by Archbishop Leo Cushley and Dunfermline Pipe Band on Sunday June 3.

The roots of the St Margaret’s Summer Pilgrimage stretch back to June 1250 when, following her canonisation that year by Pope Innocent IV, the relics of the saint were taken to a new shrine at Dunfermline Abbey.

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