Dunfermline City bid: Greens back Fife town's campaign for Queen's jubilee

Scottish Green Party members in West Fife have back a bid to name Dunfermline as a city, saying it could become Scotland’s first ‘green city’.

Monday, 18th October 2021, 11:57 am
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The West Fife branch of the Scottish Green Party say they back Fife Council’s bid to win city status for Dunfermline as part of next year’s platinum jubilee celebrations.

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Previous jubilees have seen city status granted to Perth, Stirling, and Inverness.

West Fife Greens Co-Convenor Ryan Blackadder said: “We feel Dunfermline is the front runner for City status and that Fife Council have the opportunity to develop a future-proof city with people and nature at its heart.”

“The pandemic and years of car-centric policies have left us with a town centre full of exhaust fumes and empty units. Anyone who has visited a European City can rave about what we could have in Dunfermline: enjoyable walking and cycling, accessible public transport, and pedestrianised streets with outdoor areas for cafes, bars and tree-filled green spaces.”