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Poetry to inspire Dunfermline bus passengers

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Image caption The poetry is part of a project on the future of Dunfermline

Bus passengers in Fife are having their journeys brightened up by a poet hopping on board.

Kevin Cadwallender will read out some of his work to commuters on their way to work or home.

The 'Poet on the Buses' initiative is part of a project encouraging people in Dunfermline to help shape the future of their town over the next decade.

Mr Cadwallender said he was looking forward to seeing people's reactions to hearing poetry on a bus.

He added: "I really hope the passengers will be inspired to think about how they'd like their town to grow and develop in the next 10 years and make their voices heard."

The poet, who has published seven books, will be reading verses on buses on Monday morning and Tuesday lunchtime and evening.

It is part of the 'Imagine Dunfermline' project, which will run until November and aims to encourage residents to give ideas about how the town should evolve.

Angus Hogg, chairman of Royal Dunfermline, the partnership organisation behind the initiative, said they wanted to go beyond "traditional methods" to get the public to submit their thoughts.

He said: "We are sure that the experience of hearing a poet on a bus will encourage people to participate in communicating their ideas to the Imagine Dunfermline team."

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