DUNFERMLINE Rotarians are being schooled in the arts of gin dispensing as they prepare to get hundreds of party-goers in the charity spirit at West Fife's new Gin Festival this weekend.

Passing on tips from barman Joshua, of the City Hotel, will be the wives of three of the event’s principal organisers –from left, Margaret Steedman, Helen Doran and Lyndsey McCran.

Well over 500 tickets have been snapped up in advance sales in the countdown to the event – which takes place in the Glen Pavilion tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday –which will mix a heady cocktail of gins, beer, wine prosecco and live music in the club’s principal fundraiser of the year for local charities.

Already three-quarters of the featured craft gins have been sponsored, pouring a four-figure sum into the GinFest coffers. Select labels, including Isle of Harris, BrewDog Lone Wolf and Electric Spirit Company, will be among the offering of least 40 gins, mainly from small distillers whose labels are not generally available in pubs and supermarkets.

The £15 ticket buys entry to the event, a gin glass to keep, a first drink and a programme with full details of all the available gins.

Tickets are available in advance from the office of Malcolm, Jack & Matheson in Walmer Drive, East Port, and will also be available on the door on the nights. They can also be bought online at https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/dunfermlinerotarycharityginfestival2019.