Award for New Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Gallery
Fife Council Deputy Leader, Lesley Laird expressed her delighted in hearing that the new Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Gallery has won an award before it’s doors are even open.
Cllr Laird said, What a tremendous accolade for the new Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Gallery to win the award in the ‘Large Project’ category at Edinburgh Architectural Association’s annual awards – even before the building has even opened its doors. Winning the award in this category and also receiving the accolade of ‘Building of the Year’ is just fantastic news.”
Cllr Laird went on to say – “This £12M investment in Dunfermline, with £9M coming from the Council, and £1M from Carnegie, was Fife Labour’s vote of confidence in Dunfermline and its partners. It’s testimony to the commitment to partnership, creativity, vision and hard work by everyone involved that this building is already gaining plaudits. ”
Dunfermline Area Chair, Cllr Helen Law added “There is no doubt that this new facility is going to be a fantastic draw to Dunfermline and will encourage more visitors to take advantage of the Dunfermline Heritage Quarter, which contains many A and B listed historic buildings and visitor attractions including Dunfermline Abbey Church, Dunfermline Abbey, Dunfermline Palace, Abbot House and Andrew Carnegie’s Birthplace Museum. “It’s full steam ahead now for the public opening on 18th of May and I am sure the people will be delighted to see for themselves this fantastic attraction for Dunfermline and for Fife.”
Cllr Laird said, “This investment in the new Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Gallery by Fife Labour was a huge vote of confidence in Dunfermline and I am delighted that Fife Labour has delivered what will undoubtedly be seen as a world class visitor attraction. Given the close partnership working over the last few years I am sure that the everyone will now be working even more closely together to get the very best out of this wonderful new attraction and use it as a platform to bring even more visitors to historic Dunfermline.”