Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Dunfermline in the news

You know how it is. You hear a new word, or someone tells you about a new place and then it keeps cropping up...

I was reading Katie's blog - she's an American currently living in Glasgow. anyway, the post was called called A Monkey Made Me Do It and starts:

A man in Dunfermline has been placed on the sex offenders register after rubbing a woman’s leg during the movie King Kong. Alistair Douglas touched Gemma Smart’s leg for approximately two minutes. He later said that his actions weren’t sexually motivated, claiming that he rubbed her leg because he thought that part of the film was funny.

As Katie, correctly points out, a chuckle, nay even a chortle, may have been a more appropriate response to a humorous scene, but not in Dunfermline.

Then I found this gem:

A Scottish funeral home has come under fire for using the ashes of cremated bodies to grit the pavement in icy conditions. Staff at Co-op Funeralcare in (you guessed it!) Dunfermline say that the ashes were also used to increase the traction on the wheelchair access ramp.

At least, I suppose, they're not trying to drum up more business.

Dunfermline is in Fife. If you're planning a visit, it's on the A907 and, I hear, the circus is in town.

However, if you're on your way to St Andrew's it can be avoided by taking the A985 if you're following the coast or the A977 north.

Just thought you should know...


lady macleod said...

too funny!

david santos said...

Please, it puts fhoto of Madeleine in your Bloggue

Missing Madeleine!
Madeleine, MeCann was abduted from Praia da Luz, Portugal on 03/03/07.

If you have any information, please contact Crimestoppers on
0800 555 111

Please Help

Gwen said...

I hadn't heard about the ashes being used as grit. I'll think twice before venturing too close to Dunfermline!!

Babysteps said...

Ha! A former college roommate of mine was from Dunfermline. This explains a lot!

Life As I Know It said...

Just stumbled upon your blog and so glad I did.
Great stuff here!

Drunk Mummy said...

Apparently the top of Haystacks (a mountain in the Lake District) is such a popular place for people to have their ashes scattered, that the ground crackles underfoot with all the grit. It must help the walkers when it snows!

Annie said...

That is hilarious. I can't read those Scottish names you know with out pronouncing them in a Scottish accent.

This Madeline McCann story is breaking my heart - I can't imagine how terrified she must be :(

The Good Woman said...

Hi there All

I too may give Dunfermline a wide berth!

The Maddy story is heartbreaking and I would do anything I could to deliver her back to her family. It frightens me though that many parents here are now teaching their very young children about stranger danger. Bambi's biggest fear at the moment is that Barney will arrive at her front door and tickle her. Which, I feel, is as it should be.

The Good Woman said...

Oh, and Drunk Mummy, there's a yacht club in the town I was born where the members all request to have their ashes scattered at the same buoy. There's some concern it may create an island!