The Friends of Pittencrieff is a registered charity and a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation). We have been in existence for almost 12 years and one of our most important functions is to liaise with Fife Council and the Carnegie Trust to ensure Pittencrieff Park (or the Glen as it is known locally) remains an outstanding visitor attraction for residents of Dunfermline and visitors to the area. We also undertake fund raising in order to finance projects such as renewal of play areas, creation and upkeep of the orchard and the kitchen garden, welfare of the peacocks etc.
The organisation of the Friends is done by a Board of Trustees and at the moment there are 8 Trustees who meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and at other times as necessary. There are also a number of members who pay £3 per year by way of a contribution towards the funds of the Friends. Membership is open to any person of any age or background, who has a genuine interest in the future of Pittencriefff Park and Glen. If you would like to join the Friends or make a donation please download and print off the application form using the button below.
Meetings of the Friends normally take place in the glassroom which is part of the greenhouse. Meetings used to be held in the Friends’ Room which is located at the back of the Pavilion next to the outdoor stage, but due to the increased number of people attending meetings we have moved to the glassroom. The Friends’ Room was originally used by the Old Boys Club which was set up by the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust at the request of Andrew Carnegie to provide retired local men with the opportunity to meet and socialise regularly. The Club was wound up in 2010 and the Friends have installed a bench in front of Pittencrieff House to Commemorate the Old Boys Club. The room is still used occasionally by the Friends for Committee meetings.