Peacocks in the Glen Again – Book Launch

The Peacocks in the Glen Again book by Caroline Copeland, illustrated by the club’s Robbie Peterson is to be launched officially at Dunfermline Fire Station Creative on 8 December and is on sale locally now.


PRICE: £8.99        FORMAT: 210 x 210mm

EXTENT: 28pp     ISBN-10: 1785893491

The historic buildings and parkland of Dunfermline are brought to life through the pages of this beautifully illustrated book. An ideal gift for children and adults alike, it tells the story of the Peacocks that have lived, for over 100 years, in Dunfermline’s beautiful Pittencrieff Park. All profits from the sale of this book will go towards the care and upkeep of the Peacocks of Pittencrieff Park.


Peacocks have lived in Pittencrieff Park since 1905 when the Philanthropist Henry Beveridge returned to his hometown of Dunfermline from India, bringing with him the first Peacocks of Pittencrieff Park. Known locally as The GIen, Pittencrieff Park was gifted to the townspeople of Dunfermline three years earlier in 1902, by Dunfermline’s most famous son, Andrew Carnegie. Since then the majestic Peacocks have been given the Freedom of the City and are regularly seen strutting around the town and park. For many years the birds thrived in Pittencrieff’s seventy-five acres of parkland, but in recent times, the numbers of Peacocks living there has fallen…that is until recently, and the introduction of several new Peacocks and Peahens, and the arrival of one especially intrepid little Peacock called Andrew. This delightfully illustrated book captures, with warmth and humour the history of the Peacocks in the Glen. The illustrator, Robbie Peterson, manages to convey the playful and mischievous nature of the majestic peacocks, along with the beauty of Dunfermline’s historic buildings and parkland.


Caroline Copeland is a writer living in Fife, Scotland. Her working life has been spent in Publishing and Higher Education and she now spends her time doing the thing that she has always helped others to do – write. Since coming to live in Dunfermline she has been enchanted by the history of her adopted home town and the magical Pittencrieff Park.


The publication of this book has been sponsored by generous contributions from Fife Council, and Central Dunfermline Community Council. The interest created by this sponsorship has attracted funding and sponsorship from a variety of sources including: Fire Station Creative; Avocado Sweet; Visit Dunfermline; Friends of Pittencrieff Park; various Primary Schools; and the 10th Dunfermline Rainbow Pack. Articles have appeared in The Dunfermline Press, Avocado Sweet and on the WebPages of Visit Dunfermline.

The book will be promoted at the Andrew Carnegie Business Breakfast (Friday 25 November 2016, Fife College).

A launch event has been planned on Thursday 8 December at Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline.

Tel: 07581 20234



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