The plan to transform the former fire station in Dunfermline into a art venue has received support from TV chief Stuart Cosgrove, reports Gail Milne
Plans to turn the old fire station on Carnegie Drive in Dunfermline into an arts centre which will provide gallery space, a classroom (for classes in fine art, design, craft, music, film, literature), studio space to hire and a cafe are continuing to attract support from Scots all over the world.
The web site – www.firestationcreative.com – has had over 4,500 hits in the last three weeks with Dunfermline folk as far afield as Hong Kong, America and southern Spain giving the project their thumbs up.
The facebook page – facebook.com/firestationcreative – has attracted just under 800 friends and a variety of arts groups have all voiced their support for the idea.
Encouragement has also come from some west Fifers who have become hugely successful on an international stage - artists such as Barbara Dickson, Ian Rankin and Richard Jobson.
Stuart Cosgrove, Director of Creative Diversity, Channel 4 and Presenter of BBC Scotland’s ‘Off the Ball’ Show said: “Every community deserves a great cultural gathering place and the old Fire Station will be a hub for Dunfermline. It will be a place that future generations will learn to fall in love with art, music and with life itself.”
John Park, Labour list MSP, said: “Stuart Cosgrove knows Dunfermline well and what makes west Fifers tick. Support from someone of his standing in UK’s cultural scene is really important for the Fire Station group and recognises the ambitious aims of the project.”