DUNFERMLINE'S Outwith Festival has received a £15,000 funding boost from the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust.

The cash injection will help go towards a "range of exciting projects" for the festival, which takes place between September 3-8 across venues in the town.

After last year's success, an extra day has been added to the programme of arts, literature, comedy, music and film.

Pop-up cinema Dunfermline Filmhouse will feature once again thanks to the Carnegie Trust, which welcomed celebrity guests in 2018.

John Maclean, who directed Michael Fassbender in Slow West, and writer Gregory Burke – who wrote movie ‘71’ – both made appearances and this year's event will feature a wide range of new and independent films.

The trust’s money will help fund events designed to help young people of all ages participate in literature, arts, film, music and theatre. One of the events will be presented by a group which supports young people with a wide range of abilities to stage theatre performances.

Ian Wilson, chairman of the trust, said: "We are very pleased to support the Outwith Festival again this year.

"It provides a low-cost way for people of all ages and backgrounds to engage in the town’s thriving creative scene. It’s also helping to raise the cultural profile of Dunfermline at national level."

In 2018, for the first time in decades, the Glen Pavilion’s outdoor stage in Dunfermline’s Pittencrieff Park rang out with the sounds of the Scottish Philharmonic Big Band.

More than 7,000 people were attracted to the town for the five-day event with total spending by festival-goers put at £215,000.

Outwith is organised by Dunfermline Delivers in conjunction with Fire Station Creative, culture magazine Avocado Sweet and publisher Write Rammy.