THE FIRE STATION
Fire Station Creative is a social enterprise in Dunfermline, Fife. All profits raised are reinvested in the property and its projects – so every cup of coffee sold goes to supporting the arts! So far – we are delighted to say that we are self-sufficient. Let’s keep it that way! Fire Station Creative was opened by John Byrne in July 2015. This iconic building was designed by James Shearer and built in 1934. The Fife Fire and Rescue Service relocated in 2010 and this extraordinary building had been lying empty since, a listed building on the ‘at risk register’.
It is currently owned by Fife Council, which has agreed to rent it at a peppercorn rate to the charity Fire Station Creative. Thanks to a dedicated group of local business people and artists and the generous support of Fife Council, Creative Scotland, The Roberston Trust, Fife Environment Trust, Barcaple Foundation, Community Union, and Educational Institute of Scotland, the facility is now open to the public and available for all things creative!
The Fire Station has served its people well over the years. The energy is alive in the building to this day.