Burntisland Library Centenary (2007)

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 Burntisland Library was opened by Andrew Carnegie on 18 September 1907. The story of the battle to secure it for the town, lasting from 1904 to 1907, can be seen by clicking here.


Library centenary poster


Above: a photo from the centenary ceremony (with local actor Alex Killin as Andrew Carnegie).
Left: the Library's leaflet about the centenary activities.
Below: a photo of the silver casket presented to Andrew Carnegie when he opened the Library.

Bottom: the Library's programme of events to mark the centenary.

Andrew Carnegie was granted the Freedom of Burntisland by the Town Council when he opened the Library. The photo (above) shows the silver casket containing his burgess ticket. It is on display in the Carnegie Museum in Dunfermline, together with his symbolic key to the town. Photo courtesy of Nancy Arvay.

Library centenary programme

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