It's nearly time to raise your glasses as Dunfermline Charity Beer Festival returns this weekend.

The popular annual event, which this year is supported by Dunfermline-based Forth Tech, takes place in the Glen Pavilion on Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21.

A wide-range of Scottish ales and lagers will be on offer, including a number from the Kingdom of Fife, while a Gin Bar will be provided by St Andrews-based Darnley's Gin.

Beers from Inverkeithing's Inner Bay Brewery, Beath Brewing in Cowdenbeath and Salt Rock Brewing in Comrie, who include a beer named after Pittencrieff Park peacocks Louis, will be among those on offer. 

From further afield, there's beers from Loanhead's Stewart Brewing, Harviestoun Brewery in Alva, Loch Lomond Brewery and Tempest Brewing Company in Galashiels, whose offering include vegan and gluten-free beers.

Craig Smith, secretary of Dunfermline Round Table, organisers of the event, described the line-up of 29 of the finest Scottish ales and lagers as "fantastic".

He said: “We are hugely grateful for the support of all local businesses who have provided assistance this year, but we really need the good folk of Dunfermline to come out in their droves to support the event too, to ensure that we can continue to support local charities and good causes going forward in these tough times.

"It’s been a lot of hard work this year, but we can’t wait for the weekend to come around so that we can hopefully give everyone a fantastic night out, all in the name of charity."

Tickets for this year’s event are available online at and on the door, priced at £15 for the Friday and Saturday evening, and £7 for the Saturday afternoon, which is pay on the door only.