Pilmuir Hall was Dunfermline’s first swimming baths gifted by Andrew Carnegie, a…


Pilmuir Hall was Dunfermline’s first swimming baths gifted by Andrew Carnegie, and later became a public hall when the new Carnegie Baths were built further up Pilmuir Street. The building was later used by the DHSS before being demolished in 1963. Situated on the corner close to the Kinema Ballroom it was later the site of the Castleton pub, and later again, Sinky’s. At the top of the photograph is the Kinema picture house and the Post Office.




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18 thoughts on “Pilmuir Hall was Dunfermline’s first swimming baths gifted by Andrew Carnegie, a…

  1. Anonymous

    Didn’t even know this building had existed – so sad. Really wish there was some kind of protest group to stop the local authority continuing to destroy what little heritage is left. Cllrs over the years have a lot to answer for!

  2. Anonymous

    Opened July 1877 … Demolished July 1971.

    The site had previously been a Slaughterhouse!

    It was latterly the National Insurance Office then Social Security.

    Unsure why it was taken down, no notion of fire etc. to my knowledge. Perhaps just redundant &/or beyond economic repair? Structure looks quite sound. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152610955903314&set=a.10150905921208314.406737.585833313&type=3&src=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-xpa1%2Ft31.0-8%2F10557504_10152610955903314_5015588132153146236_o.jpg&smallsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-xpf1%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F10953958_10152610955903314_5015588132153146236_n.jpg%3Foh%3D20169286d4978f289ebf51c47ea5d2f6%26oe%3D555DF6B3&size=2002%2C1074

  3. Anonymous

    Don’t know why they distroyed the old Turkish baths the whole building could have been kept and run as an private health club with Victorian pool and the gyms they still have one in Glasgow and there is a 5year waiting list to get in must be popular a nea swimming pool could have been built outside town at the Motorola plant with all schools using why spend money on a site you don’t own Carnegie trust own it

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