Carnegie's great library legacy

The world's first Carnegie Library opened in Dunfermline on 29 August 1883.

Funded by Andrew Carnegie, born in Dunfermline in 1835, it was designed by Edinburgh architect JC Walker.

The library will be linked to the new Dunfermline Art Gallery and Museum, intended to show artefacts from royal times to the city's once thriving textile, pottery and coal industries.

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An additional space will house art shows, drawing on collections like those of the Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery.