DUNFERMLINE'S Outwith Arts and Music festival has been awarded £20,000 by Carnegie Dunfermline Trust.

Funding from the trust previously helped the event to return in 2022 following the pandemic and that support has now continued for 2023.

Outwith has also worked closely with the organisation to bring more visitors to venues and locations gifted by Andrew Carnegie.

Pittencrieff House will see the return of the free Early music performances and the Carnegie Birthplace Museum and Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries will again be used during the festival.

Speaking on behalf of the Outwith team, Michelle McWilliams said: “We’d like to thank the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust for this funding award.

"Grant awards from the Trust and Fife Council are crucial to the success of the Festival”

The 2023 event will be held from Wednesday, September 6, until Sunday, September 10.

During this time the Glen will play host to outdoor yoga for babies, toddlers and adults as well as some food and foraging.

For the first time, the Pittencrieff Park Glasshouse will also be used as a venue.

Gillian Taylor, CEO of Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, said: “Dunfermline has a proud heritage of music, culture and creativity and the Outwith Festival carries on that legacy by celebrating and showcasing the rich variety of talent we have to offer today.

"The Outwith Committee work extremely hard to ensure that the festival is innovative and offers something for everyone across a variety of indoor and outdoor venues.

"The event celebrates creativity, boosts community wellbeing and showcases what a wonderful city Dunfermline is to visitors.”

Andrew Croxford, Chairman of the Trust and Senior Partner at Thomson Cooper Accountants, added: "The Trustees of the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust are very aware of the positive impact that the Outwith Festival has made in Dunfermline since its launch in 2017.

"Although the Trust does not normally offer recurring funding, we made the decision to provide the Outwith Festival with a further £20k of funding this year to ensure that this important cultural event continues to grow and flourish.

"Andrew Carnegie would be proud of the ‘sweetness and light’ that the festival brings to the people of Dunfermline and the way in which local talent is encouraged and showcased.

"I look forward to seeing the events taking place in venues across our city in September.”

Tickets are on sale now for the festival's all-day music event on Saturday, September 9.

This will include performances from established and emerging bands and musicians including Steve Mason, former founder of the Beta Band and The Joy Formidable, originally from North Wales and now living in Utah after a spell in London.