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Singer joins Dunfermline Abbey tribute to Robert the Bruce

A new play with a cameo appearance by a Scottish singing star will be premiered to mark the discovery of the remains of Robert the Bruce at Dunfermline Abbey 200 years ago.

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Dunfermline celebrates discovery of Robert the Bruce remains

He was Scotland’s greatest “Warrior King” and the discovery of his skeleton by workmen in a vault in the grounds of Dunfermline Abbey – the former capital of Scotland and the resting place of many kings and queens – created a sensation around the world.

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The remains of the refecory at Dunfermline Abbey. The Fife town was one of Scotland's first burghs, founded in the 12th century

How Scotland was transformed by urban development

The story of how Scottish society was transformed over the last 1000 years by the rise of urbanisation has been revealed by a study of more than 30 communities.

News
Paramedic crews have treated Amazon workers for suspected strokes, convulsions, chest pains and various injuries from accidents. Picture: SWNS

Amazon criticized over high number of warehouse ambulance call outs

Amazon has defended its health and safety record after it was revealed that ambulances were sent to its main Scottish warehouse on 43 occasions last year.

News

Makeover for world's first Carnegie library named Scotland's best building

A multi-million pound expansion of the world’s first Andrew Carnegie library has earned it the coveted title of Scotland’s building of the year.

Art
From left: Stuart Nicholson, loan investments director at Scottish Widows, Lar chairman Andrew Robertson, housing minister Kevin Stewart and Alan Brennan, relationship director at Bank of Scotland Commercial Real Estate. Picture: Newsline Media

Lar Housing Trust secures £65m to build up portfolio

A Fife-based housing trust has secured a multimillion-pound funding package that will boost its portfolio of mid-market rental properties across Scotland.

Companies
Diabetic retinopathy is a major problem in India. Picture: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

Scottish optical device pioneer Epipole eyes global growth

A Fife-based medical device business targeting causes of preventable blindness is looking to recruit staff and launch products as it eyes rapid growth.

Tech
Peafowl were first introduced to Dunfermline in 1905 and have the freedom of the Fife town. Picture: Wikicommons

Dunfermline mourns death of 20-year-old peacock Clive

They are as much a symbol of Dunfermline as its ancient abbey or the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie.

Environment
Andrew Carnegie, depicted as a mouse munching on Jacob's Mini Cheddars. Picture: SWNS

Crackers firm ‘sorry’ over Andrew Carnegie mouse advert

A historian has hit out at a “disrespectful” ad which shows Scots businessman Andrew Carnegie as a cracker-munching mouse.

Odd
Kingsbarns beach near Crail in Fife. Picture: Jerzy Morkis

Tourism campaign to highlight Fife’s ‘hidden gems’

It’s the county that likes to call itself a kingdom, a reflection of its ancient role as the seat of Scotland’s royalty.

Media & Leisure
Public sector work is of 'huge importance' to Edge Testing Solutions, said founder Brian Ferrie. Picture: Chris Watt

Tech firms on cloud nine with government contracts

A number of Scottish technology companies have secured places on the latest UK government framework to provide cloud computing services to the public sector.

Tech
Nationwide's underlying financial strength gives cause for reassurance, writes Martin Flanagan. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Martin Flanagan: Nationwide takes one for the team

As a mutual not subject to shareholders’ airborne hands craving immediate gratification, Nationwide has put its money where its mouth is for customers.

Financial
Nationwide is investing in its branches as rival lenders whittle down their networks. Picture: Greg Macvean

Nationwide upbeat despite hit from interest rates

Building society Nationwide has seen its annual profits fall by nearly a quarter after cushioning savers from rock-­bottom interest rates.

Financial
Voters go to the polls on Thursday to elect Scotland's 32 local authorities. Picture: Ellen Relander/JP

The candidates from overseas hoping to win a council seat

It’s fair to say the average Scot is not engaged with municipal politics. The last council elections in 2012 attracted a nationwide turnout of just 39 per cent.

General Election
Captain David Seath. Picture: Contributed

Dunfermline charity run in memory of tragic marathon hero

SOLDIER Captain David Seath collapsed short of the finish line running the London Marathon last year and died later in hospital.

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Police took the names of several children in Dunfermline (file photo)

Boy, 14, charged with urinating on war memorial

A teenager has been charged with urinating on a World War I memorial in Dunfermline, Fife.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
The Amazon facility in Fife was opened at the end of 2011. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Amazon’s Dunfermline centre ‘poised for £54m sale’

Amazon’s one million square foot distribution centre in Dunfermline is set to change hands in a commercial property investment deal worth about £54 million, it has been reported.

Companies
CR Smith boss Gerard Eadie revealed a sixth successive year of growth for the glazier. Picture: Contributed

Sparkling result for Fife glazing group CR Smith

Investment has paid off for double glazing firm CR Smith after the long-established Fife business booked a steady increase in turnover and profits.

Companies
Presents given to animal charity by youngster Zoe. Picture: SSPCA

Scottish SPCA want to find little girl Zoe to say thanks

The Scottish SPCA is on the hunt to thank young Zoe Raynor.

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Dunfermline town centre. While the first part of the town name is Gaelic, the rest is not so clear.

Place name of the week: Dunfermline - Dùn Phàrlain

The name of this town (Dunfermelin in 1128) is of obscure origin. Whilst the first element is clearly Gaelic dùn ‘fort’, the meaning of the rest of the name is a matter of debate, as is the exact location of the fort.

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