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Guided walk: Tombstones and Tales at Dunfermline Abbey Churchyards

16 September @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

- Free

Join volunteers from the Tombstones and Tales At Dunfermline Abbey Churchyards Group for a guided walk around Dunfermline Abbey Churchyards! This guided walk will look at the geology of the different gravestones and structures found within the grounds of Dunfermline Abbey Churchyard. From granite formed from huge molten magma chambers deep in the Earth’s crust, to ancient river systems that once dominated parts of Fife, to limestones formed in tropical marine seas – there’s a little bit of everything. You’ll also hear some fascinating history about the people who now rest there; from the romantic, to the entrepreneurial, to the downright tragic. Come along to learn about some fantastic urban geology and history in the heart of Dunfermline City Centre!

The tour will be run twice each lasting approximately 45 minutes; the first one starting at 5:30pm, and the second at 6:30pm. Meet at the St Catherine’s Wynd entrance (Dunfermline KY12 7NA) on the east side of the Abbey Church at your booked time. The walk will be mostly on paths, with some crossing of grassy areas. Sturdy footwear is recommended, along with weather appropriate clothing.

Tickets are limited, booking links below:

5:30pm tour

6:30pm tour

The Tombstones and Tales at Dunfermline Abbey Churchyards Group was set up to support a new community project on the Dunfermline Abbey Churchyards – Dunfermline’s Secret Library! The Abbey Churchyards’ books are the gravestones, ready to entertain us with tales of love, human tragedies and heroic acts. Sadly today too many of these stories have not been checked out and are long overdue new readers. A new project will shine a light on these forgotten tales so these stone books can become familiar and well-loved classics and treasured tombs for future generations to enjoy. The Dunfermline Abbey project will run between June 2020 and April 2023. It is the third phase in a joint project between the community and Fife Council to conserve the Dunfermline Abbey Churchyards. Join our facebook group if you’d like to get involved!

Suitable for adults and young peopleLocation - outdoorsOutdoor event - easySubject Area - Climate ChangeSubject Area - Sedimentary RocksSubject Area - FossilsSubject Area - Volcanoes and Igneous RocksSubject Area - Metamorphic Rocks


An event in the Scottish Geology Festival, organised by the Scottish Geology Trust.
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Details

Date:
16 September
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Dunfermline Abbey Churchyard
Dunfermline Abbey Churchyards, St Catherine's Wynd entrance
Dunfermline, KY12 7NA
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Organiser

Tombstones and Tales at Dunfermline Abbey Churchyards
Email:
katie_m_strang@hotmail.co.uk

Details

Date:
16 September
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Dunfermline Abbey Churchyard
Dunfermline Abbey Churchyards, St Catherine's Wynd entrance
Dunfermline, KY12 7NA
+ Google Map
View Venue Website

Organiser

Tombstones and Tales at Dunfermline Abbey Churchyards
Email:
katie_m_strang@hotmail.co.uk