Dunfermline is one of the first places in Scotland to win funding from a new National Lottery Fund.
It’s historic built environment is set to benefit from a £288,200 award from the Great Place Scheme.
The National Lottery’s new fund is aimed at helping towns use their unique heritage and history to create opportunities for employment, education and income generation.
Dunfermline’s share could lead to revigorating a building or space in the town and additional funding from Fife Council, Fife Cultural Trust, Dunfermline Carnegie Trust and Dunfermline Delivers will give the Dunfermline Heritage Partnership more than £419,000 for the scheme.
Councillor Helen Law, convener of Fife Council’s City of Dunfermline Area Committee said: “In terms of Scotland’s history and heritage, Dunfermline has one of the best stories to tell. This fund will allow us to make improvements to the town which are rooted in that history.
“We want to build on the momentum already achieved by the award-winning Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries, a building which has dramatically enhanced the abbey and historic area, while helping us to boost visitor numbers and create jobs.”