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Dunfermline, 37, 39 Bruce Street, Drill Hall

Drill Hall (19th Century), Drill Hall (First World War), Sports Centre (Modern)

Site Name Dunfermline, 37, 39 Bruce Street, Drill Hall

Classification Drill Hall (19th Century), Drill Hall (First World War), Sports Centre (Modern)

Alternative Name(s) Bruce Street Sports Centre; Bruce Street Hall

Canmore ID 92822

Site Number NT08NE 348

NGR NT 08938 87573

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Dunfermline
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District Dunfermline
  • Former County Fife

World War One Audit of Surviving Remains (24 June 2013)

The Bruce Street drill hall (now Bruce Hall, not to be confused with Bruce Hall drill hall in Elgin Street (see NT08NE 484)) appears on both 2nd and 3rd epoch Ordnance Survey 1:2500 maps. It was built in 1866-8 in "institutional Gothic", designed by Andrew Scobie.

Confusion over the two drill halls in Dunfermline means that it is difficult to know which unit was based where: in 1914 the Dunfermline drill halls housed "B" Squadron, Fife and Forfar Yeomanry, HQ, a battery and the ammunition column for the Highland Royal Garrison Artillery, and the base for "A" Company, 7th battalion Black Watch, and the base of "E" Company Highland Cyclist Battalion.

Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 24 June 2013.

Archaeology Notes

NT08NE 348 08942 87573

Sports Centre [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, February 2009.


Project (March 2013 - September 2013)

A project to characterise the quantity and quality of the Scottish resource of known surviving remains of the First World War. Carried out in partnership between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.


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