News & Events
On 16 September 1918 Corporal David Hunter and the six men of his HLI platoon began a desperate struggle for survival near the village of Moeuvres in Picardie, France. Exactly one hundred years later, on 16 September 2018, the Heritage Trust and DAFC, along with the people of Fife and of Moeuvres, came together at East End Park to commemorate the achievements of “The Seven Heroes of Moeuvres” which led to Corporal Hunter being awarded the Victoria Cross and the other members of his platoon the Distinguished Conduct Medal.Read more
Dunfermline Athletic Heritage Trust has installed fifteen large display panels in the concourse of the Norrie McCathie Stand. These illustrate notable record breakers from DAFC’s history, from the club’s first international player (Andy Wilson), through the youngest-ever first team player (Alex Edwards) to the most consecutive shut-outs by a goalkeeper (Ian Westwater & Sean Murdoch).Read more
On 1 July 2018, the 102nd anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme, a wreath was laid at the McCrae`s Battalion cairn in Contalmaison, France, in memory of the DAFC players (Davie Izatt & Jimmy Morton) and supporters who served with McCrae`s Battalion (16th Royal Scots) and who died that day.Read more
completing a survey about its operations, and future plans.
The Trust was established on 18 October 2014, by a Trust Deed, with the aim of preserving for future generations the history of Dunfermline Athletic Football Club and the memories of its players, management and supporters.
It aims to make this rich heritage available for public access. Due to a mailing error the survey has been re-opened and will run through March 2018.
PLEASE NOTE: After some problems we have resolved the issue and you can now complete the survey. We apologise for the gremlins in the system. Read more
Our Memory Boxes project, spearheaded by Kenny Mclachlan of the Heritage Trust in co-operation with FES Ltd and The Pars Foundation, and sponsored by Co-op Funeralcare, has been a tremendous success.
So well has it been received that the concept is to be made available at local Co-op branches throughout the UK, and the new "national" design is shown here.
The annual general meeting of the Heritage Trust will be at 7pm on Monday 6 November, in the Board Room at East End Park. Click on the link below for a copy of the agenda.
Heritage Trust 2017 AGM
Former player Ken Currie passed away on 22 March in a Care Home in Glenrothes, aged 91. Of solid build for a right-winger, Ken was an excellent crosser, and a tricky player who could pass his opposing full-back on either side.Read more
Dunfermline Athletic Heritage Trust (DAHT) organised a trip to the WW1 Battlefields in 2016, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 1 July 1916 disaster for the British Army at the Somme. The group of 24 left East End Park on 29 June, returning on Monday 4 July.Read more
On 8 May the Trust held a Retro Football Games Day at EEP, allowing those who were there to relive their childhood! Thanks to Kenny McLachlan and his team for organising it, to Marvyn Stewart for the buffet, to Eric Spreng for his Subbuteo Master Class, to DAFC for the use of the Purvis Suite, and to Co-op Funeralcare for their sponsorship.Read more
The Trust recently auctioned a special copy of Jack Alexander's book "McCrae's Battalion", to help with the cost of taking two soldiers from the Army Personnel Recovery Unit to France as part of the centenary commemorations for the Battle of the Somme on 1 July.Read more
On 28 January 2016, the Memory Box was taken to visit the residents at Newlands Care Home in Dunfermline. Heritage Trustee Kenny Mclachlan reports.Read more
On 15 January 1996, as the culmination of the events commemorating the 20th anniversary of Norrie McCathie's untimely death on 8 January 1996, the Heritage Trust hosted a night at the Carnegie Hall, with Norrie's brother Rab, 20 former players, Jim Leishman, Gregor Abel, Dick Campbell, John Jobson and Pip Yeates and an audience of several hundred Pars fans.Read more
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Norrie McCathie's untimely death on 8 January 1996, the "We Did It For Norrie" Exhibition was open at EEP for 10 days between 29 December 2015 and Saturday 16 January 2016, receiving 925 visitors in that period.Read more
On 19 and 26 November, representatives from the Heritage Trust, the Pars Foundation and FES Ltd visited Henderson House Care Home in Dalgety Bay as part of the Memory Box project.Read more
Following on from the 'Golden Years' event in October, a DVD has been produced. It costs £10 and can be bought in the new DASC shop at EEP from Sat 5 December, and also from a stall in the Kingsgate (outside Debenhams) throughout December. Very soon it will be possible to order it online from the “Old Dunfermline” website.
The Trust is grateful for the work put into this project by Frank Connelly, for the sponsorship by Co-operative Funeralcare, and for the opportunity given by the DASC to sell the DVD in their shop.
The Trust is proud to present the Truly Horrific History of DAFC.
The booklet covers eight themes which between them tell the story thus far of the Pars from 1885 to the present. In each case there are links at the bottom of each page to further information on the internet which you might want to consult.
The Carnegie Hall witnessed both a matinee and an evening performance of a new ‘Director’s Cut’ of the ever-popular ‘Golden Years’ dvd, featuring original film footage of the halcyon years of Dunfermline Athletic in the 1960s.Read more
The Trust (in conjunction with the Yes-U-Are charity) hosted a small exhibition in Dunfermline's Kingsgate Shopping Centre on 26 September and 3 October, to publicise the Golden Years events on 20 October at Carnegie Hall.Read more