DUNFERMLINE’S High Street will soon play host to Fife’s first “escape room”.

Two Dunfermline couples were fed up of having to trek to Edinburgh and Glasgow to test their powers of deduction in the wildly popular adventure game activity.

As a result, they have decided to create their own in the heart of Dunfermline.

Lynn Gemmell – one of four directors of Go Escape – can’t wait for the opening at 27 High Street on February 11, as groups prepare to find the answers to various clues, riddles and puzzles inside the locked Dunfermline-themed scenario.

An excited Lynn told the Press: “We had gone to a room elsewhere and we realised there was nothing comparable to that over here.

“That got the cogs ticking. From there, we decided to look into whether there was a premises within the town as we wanted to make it central. It all grew from there.

“We’re going to have one room ready immediately and then we’ll look to build a second and potentially a third all within the same property.”

Teams will be given 60 minutes to escape from the “Auld Grey Toun” puzzle room, with references to Dunfermline’s historical past and prominent characters scattered throughout.

Along with her husband Keith and fellow couple Alan and Claire Couper, they have created a unique experience which they hope will attract visitors into the town.

Lynn continued: “It’s a completely unique idea. This is an idea we’ve taken from scratch and taken it right through. This is our idea. You can buy these packages and franchises to do everything for you. 

“But we’ve done this all completely on our own. We’ve created the room ourselves, bought all the props and given the place character from scratch.

“This is a venture for us to bring something into Dunfermline that was perhaps lacking. It’ll add a new dimension to the High Street.” 

She added: “Everyone is always looking for the next challenge to do, so we should see a lot of people tackle ours.

“Everyone is also very competitive with challenges like this so we’re going to have a leaderboard.”

The exciting room puzzle costs £60 for up to six people, and is not priced per person.

Although you are not asked to bring anything with you, you may want to remember your manners – because should you fail to escape within the hour, you will need to ask nicely to get back out.