The Royal Burgh of Dunfermline is an ancient and historic town in Dunfermline Parish. Burial place of King Robert the Bruce, it is still today the main town of West Fife.
From “Dunfermline Abbey, a Poem.” (1819) by Andrew Mercer. (Poet, Andrew Mercer is not currently featured elsewhere on this website.)
Hard by, a mount with flatten’d top
Uprears its rugged brow;
Its sides are broken, rocky, steep,
That hardly there a goat might creep;
A rivulet runs below,
And winding, sweeps around the mount,
Forming a lovely arch;
Then down the glen, with babbling din,
O’er crags, through trees, as it may win,
Pursues its destined march.
Top three rows of photographs taken 28th October, 2003 – (AG)