Dunfermline’s Outwith Festival is a celebration of home grown and out-of-this world music, comedy, film, theatre, art and literature. Launched in September 2017, the inaugural festival attracted big name artists such as Turner-prize nominee and internationally-renowned artist, David Mach. After the sell-out success of 2017, the Festival is bigger and better in 2018. Another day has been added to the programme, which will see over 120 performances in 23 venues from Wednesday 5 September until Sunday 9 September.

The event is founded and organised by Dunfermline Delivers with Fire Station Creative, Avocado Sweet and Write Rammy.

The Dunfermline event has the Edinburgh Fringe to thank for the Festival name. The original idea was to stage a Fife event to help the Fringe celebrate their 70th birthday in 2017.  The Edinburgh Fringe started in 1947 and Dunfermline hosted one of the original events at the Abbey. Although keen to help, the Fringe said that, being ‘outwith’ the EH postcode prevented Dunfermline from using the Edinburgh Fringe name.


Chris Foote (Dunfermline Delivers)
Michelle McWilliams (Avocado Sweet) )
Jane Livingstone (Avocado Sweet)
Caroline Copeland (Write Rammy)
Ian Moir (Firestation Creative)
Tom Freeman (New Writing)
Jonny Watt (Music)
Grant Allan (Music)
George Murray (Music)
Dave Locock (Music)
Jack Doyle (Music)
Graeme Scott (Music)


Dunfermline Delivers is your local Business Improvement District (BID) company run by, and for, local businesses and levy payers who are trading in Dunfermline town centre. All the staff, board members and observers are passionate about Dunfermline and equally passionate about its future. Dunfermline Delivers was established, following a period of consultation and a ballot, in 2009.


Fire Station Creative is a creative hub with an art gallery, exhibition and event space, artists studios and café/bar. Local artist Ian Moir heads up the community-led project and curates the frequently changing exhibition programme.


Avocado Sweet is an online magazine featuring art, design, music, food, drink and events from Dunfermline, Fife and beyond. It is published by writer Jane Livingstone and PR consultant Michelle McWilliams.


Write Rammy is a new independent publisher based in Dunfermline, specializing in a wide range of modern and contemporary quality fiction, including adult and young adult literature. We seek new and original writing voices, and want to open up publishing to underrepresented writers who have interesting stories to tell. We are particularly keen to work with new Scottish authors. In addition to our publishing activities, Write Rammy provides writing workshops for adults, and children; career development workshops; events; and networking opportunities.

We are currently building our list of published titles. If you are a debut author looking for a publisher – or simply want to find out more about us, please visit our Facebook Page @Write Rammy. Our website is coming soon.