DUNFERMLINE Carnegie Library and Galleries will re-open from Wednesday August 12, it has been confirmed.

ONFife, which operates the facility, have announced that several of its venues will open their doors to the public over the next few weeks, beginning with St Andrews Museum on Monday.

In addition, the local studies service will also be available for history and research at the library and galleries from August 12 as ONFife mark a "major milestone" in their journey out of lockdown.

The shut-down due to COVID-19 also affected DCL&G’s critically acclaimed contemporary 'Lines From Scotland' exhibition, curated by Amanda Game and commissioned by Fife Contemporary, which had only been open for a few weeks before the doors were closed.

However, its run is now being extended to October.

Dallas Mechan, cultural heritage manager, said: "We are thrilled to be welcoming visitors back and to have such great exhibitions in place over and above our permanent museum and gallery displays.

"Our teams have been busy during lockdown making huge amounts of content available online – such as our collection of local photographs from across Fife on Flickr – but we’re also about creating memorable experiences and seeing fantastic artworks and exhibitions in person."

Social distancing measures and other processes will be in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff, including booking timeslots to visit the galleries and museums and one-hour appointments for local studies.

Online bookings for Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries will be live from next Friday at www.onfife.com, where more details of the re-openings are available.