Cruise Friendly Dunfermline

The Forth Bridges Cruise Project is going from strength to strength. Hundreds of cruise passengers have taken advantage of the courtesy bus funded by the project, to travel from Rosyth into Dunfermline.

The project also sees a team of volunteers being on hand to meet passenegrs as well as staffing a welcome desk onboard with the aim of encouraging visitors to explore all that Dunfermline has to offer.

Created as one of the Local Tourism Association activities in 2011, the project is chaired by Forth Ports and includes Dunfermline Delivers, Fife Chamber of Commerce, and the Fife Tourism Partnership.

Around 25 cruise ships call at Rosyth each year, with an average of 800 passengers on each ship as well as around 300 crew members. The Project has been extended this year to include the much larger ships carrying around 2500 passengers arriving at South Queensferry.

Peter Wilson, the project lead, is keen to promote local business offers to visiting passengers. Businesses already involved with the project include Jessops the Jewelers and the Old Inn. Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August will be a bumper weekend when two of the larger cruise ships are in Rosyth on the same day.

With two coaches hired to bring passengers into town, this is a great time to be Cruise Friendly in Dunfermline.

See www.cruiseforth.com for more information on how your business can get involved!