Showcase For Finest Foods And Crafts At Dunfermline's Bruce Festival (30/07/13)

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Tuesday 30th July

SHOWCASE FOR FINEST FOOD AND CRAFTS AT DUNFERMLINE’S BRUCE FESTIVAL

A host of Scotland’s best local designers and producers will be given the chance to showcase at this year’s Bruce Festival, taking place in Dunfermline between 24th-25th August.

Presenting some of the best in local arts, crafts and food and drink produce, a host of Scottish retailers will provide a shopping centerpiece amongst the medieval themed festival set in the city’s Pittencrief Park, known locally as ‘The Glen’.

Food and drink producers will provide a medieval feast of Scottish meats, sweets and traditional mead – a honey wine. Amongst the attendees will be award winning suppliers including; Seriously Good Venison, Nelsons of Culross Ice Cream and Rogue Trading Natural Mead.   Reuben’s of Dunfermline will help quench thirsts with pints of real ale in their beer tent.

Puddlepub Pork of Auchtertool will provide crowds with a traditional feast in the form of a succulent hog roast served with sage & onion stuffing and apple sauce.  Puddlepub owner Tom Mitchell commented: “After the resounding success of last year’s hog roast, we will return with a crowd pleaser. It is a great fit with the medieval theme of the event and we’re looking forward to it already.”

Art and craft lovers will be impressed by the diverse range of quality designs with ten members of the Made in Fife group already signed up to attend.  Chairperson of the group, Peggy Neithercut, commented: “This year’s festival will showcase a beautiful selection of handmade, original creations as well as craft demonstrations from some Made in Fife members.  This is an event not to be missed.”

John Milne Wood Turning of Glenrothes will bring an assortment of specialty handmade wooden designs whilst natural soap makers The Cottage Soap and Gift Gallery will provide a scent sensation for those looking to take home a gift.

Dunfermline born Rahiet Ashfaq will visit her hometown’s major summer event for a second year as Scotland’s only designer henna artist.   Visitors will have the chance to choose from a unique range of natural, medieval themed temporary henna tattoos, including swords, crowns and shields, with an ornate embroidery feel to celebrate the medieval theme of the festival.

Also attending for a second year will be Fife-based felt maker Maggie MacDonald, offering an impressive collection of felt jewellery, accessories and artwork, including unique seascape images. Maggie commented: “I enjoyed a very successful and enjoyable weekend at the festival last year – we are very much looking forward to August again to see what the Bruce Festival has in store this year.”

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For further press information contact Caitlin Allan or Jennifer Ward on 01383 432608

PHOTO CAPTION: Robert the Bruce (Jock Ferguson) enjoys an ice cream from Nelson's of Culross, one of many local food producers attending this year's Bruce Festival.