The Sanctuary

A little history….

Since 1905 the peafowl have been family residents of Pittencrieff Park when they were introduced to their new environment by Henry Beveridge upon his return from India.

In 1907 they were granted the Constitutional Status of having the “Freedom of the City” which means that visitors to Dunfermline may spot them wandering around park and in other areas around the City centre.

At that time the constitutional agreements were then extended further to set out legislation that requires Peacocks to be in the park for years to come.

Our Aviary in the park offers the birds shelter when they need it and also offers visitors the opportunity to meet the birds. We welcome Schools, Nurseries and group visits. Our volunteers are there to meet the general public so please do visit us and (conditions permitting) we would love to meet you and share the stories of our Peacocks.

The Aviary is open the public on Saturdays and Sundays 11am – 3pm.

Please check our facebook page or instagram for any updates on opening hours during seasonal holidays.

We rely entirely on donations and sponsorships from local businesses, our community and visitors. If you would like to make a donation online we can accept paypal payments to @pittencrieffpark. Thank you for your support.

How to find us.