Thumbs Up For Bruce Festival
Thursday, September 6th, 2012
on behalf of Dunfermline Delivers
Tourism PR benefits Business Community
The summer festival that paid homage to Robert the Bruce in Dunfermline was extremely well received by local businesses.
Bringing in thousands of tourists to Pittencrieff Park and the surrounding area, many businesses benefited from the extra trade over the festival weekend, despite unfavourable weather.
Amongst the satisfied traders was owner of Cafe Fresh John MacMillan. In his praise for the festival, he said it had been the busiest weekend of the year, with visitors passing through the town and therefore into his cafe.
Maggie Mitchell, chief executive of Bruce Festival organisers Dunfermline Delivers, said: “This year’s festival was a great event, with people from as far afield as the USA, Canada and Argentina visiting.”
“The festival also included local food stalls that were so popular several sold out before the end of the day. The brief spell of rain late on Saturday did nothing to dampen spirits, although it did cause a small rush on the beer tent!
“This tent offered customers a chance to sample, among others, de Brus Dunfermline Blond Ale, a beer created in memory of Robert the Bruce. The festival was a hit all round.”
Dunfermline Delivers works to stimulate trade and work on the existing pride of the area by bringing tourism to the local area.