On Monday 27 February a new, hand-illustrated history map of Dunfermline was launched at the Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum as the Museum opened its doors for the 2017 season.
Sponsored by the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust and Fife Council’s Strategic Events Investment Programme, the map has been published by online culture magazine, Avocado Sweet. Designed by Dunfermline-based artist Natasha of Tupelo Tree, the map features hand drawn and hand painted illustrations of historic and landmark buildings in Dunfermline. Five hundred copies of the map will be distributed free as part of Blueprint Dunfermline, a celebration of the architecture and built environment of Dunfermline & West Fife.
Nora Rundell, Chief Executive of the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust said: “We are delighted to have this opportunity to launch this unique and accessible introduction to Dunfermline’s rich history in the birthplace of its most famous son. As both a guide and a souvenir this beautifully illustrated map will be much in demand.”
Jane Livingstone of Avocado Sweet said: “This is intended to be an attractive piece of printed artwork that conveys the wealth and variety of landmarks in Dunfermline with the town’s history being brought to life in the accompanying text. As far as we know there hasn’t been a map of this type in Dunfermline before and it is our hope that it will enthuse citizens and visitors alike.’