Dunfermline is the second largest town in Fife, Scotland and is located approximately 3 miles from the northern shore of the Firth of Forth, 40 miles from Glasgow, 17 from Edinburgh and also 17 from Stirling. Dunfermline was the capital of Scotland for over 500 years. Dunfermline Abbey, which was founded in the 12th century by Queen Margaret, is the most famous ancient building in the town and its graveyard was been the burial place of 11 of Scotland's kings and queens up to including Robert The Bruce in 1329. Other ancient buildings include the Royal Palace, Abbot House and St Margaret's Cave.
There are numerous golf course within easy reach of Dunfermline, including the world famous St Andrew’s golf course which is only 40 miles away. The majority of employment in Dunfermline is in the service sector, with significant employers Sky UK, Amazon and Best Western. The Carnegie campus just outside the city is home to a growing number of technology, medical device and other hi-tech companies.
Famous people born in Dunfermline: Iain Banks, novelist and Barbara Dickson, singer/songwriter