The American-Scottish Foundation®
is Proud to Partner
with Pittencrief Park and House

Pittencrieff Park, known locally as the Glen, is a magnificent 80-acre greenspace located in the heart of the City of Dunfermline, Scotland. Dunfermline is situated in central Scotland, a 30 minute drive or train journey from Edinburgh. It is in the heart of the ancient Heritage Quarter of Dunfermline, a stone's throw from the Medieval Abbey and Royal Palace where many kings and queens of Scotland were born and are buried including King Robert the Bruce.

The Carnegie Dunfermline Trust is committed to carrying on Carnegie's pioneering spirit and our mission is to make Pittencrieff Park and House and outstanding destination park fit for the 21st Century.

The American-Scottish Foundation and the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust invites you to become part of an exciting initiative underway in Dunfermline, Scotland, to enhance Andrew Carnegie's favourite gift, Pittencrieff Park and House.

The park was gifted to the people of Dunfermline by the world-renowned industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1903. As a boy growing up in Dunfermline, young Andrew had been banned from the then-private Pittencrieff Estate.

After he made his fortune, he took great delight in buying Pittencrieff House and Estate and gifting it to the people of his hometown. He described it as ‘the most soul-satisfying public gift I ever made, or ever can make’. Strong words indeed from the man who gave so much to humankind.

The centerpiece of the park is the iconic Pittencrieff House, a stunning 17th Century Lairds House and the former family home of Brigadier General John Forbes. Forbes is perhaps best known for commanding an expedition during the French Indian war and naming the city of Pittsburgh.

Pittencrieff House is currently closed, and our initiative includes renovating the house and bringing it back to life as an innovative visitor experience and event space for local people and international visitors to enjoy.

The project aims to build on Dunfermline's ancient foundations and Carnegie's pioneering vision and ideas.


  • Laird $1,000
  • Glen $500
  • Kingdom $250
  • Fife $100
  • Peacock $50


PIttencreif Directed Giving

Single or Recurring Donation

The American-Scottish Foundation is proud work with the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust to designate Pittencrief Park and House as a directed giving project of the Foundation. The American-Scottish Foundation is a non profit 501c3 organization and all donations made through the Foundation are tax deductible in the United States to the extent of the law. For A Downloadable PDF Donation Mail In Form Click Here

On November 6, 2023 the American-Scottish Foundation's podcast "SoctsInUS" speaks with Gillian Taylor, the CEO of Carnegie Pittencrieff Trust on the legacy of Andrew Carnegie and the recentlyu designated City of Dunfermline.