Home of Carnegie wants city status for Queen’s jubilee | Scotland


It is the town that the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, singer Barbara Dickson and novelist Iain Banks have called home.

The former royal burgh of Dunfermline is hoping the Queen’s platinum jubilee can give the Auld Grey Toun a brighter future. As part of celebrations, towns across the UK will seek city status — being judged on aspects such as civic pride, heritage and innovation.

The application for Dunfermline must be submitted by December 8, with the winner due to be unveiled in April.

The town has much to recommend it: Dunfermline Abbey and Palace was once the nation’s capital as well as being a mausoleum for Scottish royals such as Robert the Bruce. The cultural scene has spawned bands such as Jethro Tull, Nazareth, Big



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