IMAGINE going on a tour of the Dunfermline Amazon fulfilment centre and being treated to a bagpipe lesson? Or better yet, a concert!

That’s just what guests had in store when they came to tour the site.

With the festival season under way in Edinburgh, the Amazon team in Dunfermline invited one of the stars of the Fringe, David Colvin, along for a tour.

David is an actor from Ballingry, who starred in the original National Theatre of Scotland production of Black Watch, written by fellow Fife man, Gregory Burke.

David, with the help of Amazon, has brought his one-man show, Thunderstruck to the Edinburgh Fringe 2019.

Thunderstruck celebrates the life of the greatest bagpiper who ever lived, and the play looks at how Gordon Duncan, a Perthshire bin man, changed the life of a young piper from Fife forever. The play has won a Herald Angel Award and has been shortlisted for the Scottish Art Club Theatre Awards on the Fringe.

Amazon is passionate about supporting the communities around its operating locations across the UK. To mark the cultural celebration of the Edinburgh Fringe and contribute to the local arts community, Amazon made a £5,000 donation to David to help him put on his play at the Edinburgh Fringe this year.

To celebrate the donation, David visited the local fulfilment centre to join a public tour and meet members of the local Amazon team. He entertained visitors and even gave bagpipe lessons to some of the Amazon team and children on the public tour.

David said: “I want to thank the local Amazon team for inviting me for a tour of the fulfilment centre.

"I really enjoyed getting a ‘behind the scenes’ look inside and it was brilliant to meet the team.

"It was a pleasure to play for the staff and visitors and there was a truly great atmosphere about the place. I would like to say a massive thanks to everyone for their generosity and support. It’s great to see Amazon getting involved with the local arts community.”

Graham Allison, General Manager at Amazon, in Dunfermline, said: “It was brilliant to have David at the fulfilment centre, playing the bagpipes for our team and visitors.

"It was a really fun visit and we hope he enjoyed the tour as much as we enjoyed listening to his tunes. He is a talented guy and I want to wish him all the best with his show at the Fringe this year. It’s a pleasure to support the arts community by encouraging and promoting our local talent.”

The Amazon fulfilment centre in Dunfermline is putting on extra tours of the fulfilment centre throughout August. Registration for a free public tour is available