DUNFERMLINE’S new Gin Festival will sparkle into life next month as part of the Rotary Club of Dunfermline’s centennial celebrations. 

The two party nights in the Glen Pavilion on May 10 and 11 is their latest fundraising innovation with high hopes that it will provide a tonic for their charity trust fund. 

The GinFest is sure to be a successful social mixer and will feature a heady cocktail of at least 40 gins, mainly from small distillers whose labels are not available generally in pubs and supermarkets, together with beer, wine, prosecco and live music from Cut the Cake and The Copycats.

Retired Royal Navy captain Tom Sunter, who will be succeeded as Rotary Club president by Noel McKenna in June, said: “We are already well into preparations for our centenary in 2022. 

“We have secured the presidential succession to beyond our centennial, and continue to build up a five-figure sum for charitable giving to mark our milestone anniversary and create an appropriate legacy.

“However, the club is not content to rest on its historic laurels. The inaugural GinFest is only the latest in a series of innovative fundraising initiatives we have introduced to fulfil and refresh our Rotary mission as we prepare for the challenges of our second century.”

Their next event is a new charity golf invitational scramble, to be played annually at Dunfermline Golf Club, on April 23 and they are also working with local schools on a variety of youth projects. 

Tickets for the GinFest cost £15 and include a gin glass to keep, a first drink and a programme with full details of all the available spirits. 

They are now available from Malcolm, Jack & Matheson offices in Walmer Drive, East Port or online at jumblebee.co.uk/dunfermlinerotarycharityginfestival2019.