Dunfermline serves as a major service centre to the west Fife area, with two large public parks, a swimming pool and sports centre, three golf courses, three museums, and major shopping facilities. Dunfermline also has two theatres, Carnegie Hall on East Port and the Alhambra on Canmore Street. There is a thriving live music scene based in venues including Velocity, Montys and PJ Molloys, and there are a number of nightclubs, most of them concentrated around the town centre. There is also a cricket club based at Carnegie Cricket Ground, an athletics ground at Pitreavie and golf courses at Dunfermline, Canmore and Pitreavie. Carnegie Leisure Centre in the town centre serves as the main sports centre. The Fife Leisure Park lies to the east of Dumfermline and includes a multiplex cinema, a health club, a ten-pin bowling alley and a variety of restaurants.
The Kingsgate Shopping Centre stands at the heart of the town’s main pedestrianised High Street. To the north of the centre is the Carnegie Drive Retail Park where a number of retailers are located. Major shopping facilities can also be found at the Halbeath Retail Park to the east of the town.
There are local bus routes serving the development, and the A907 connects the town to Perth to the north, Edinburgh to the south and Kirkcaldy to the east. Edinburgh Airport is 13 miles south of Dunfermline and the town rail Station is only a 15 minute walk from the development.
There are several primary schools within a mile of Victoria Mills, the nearest is McLean Primary, which has modernised steadily, including the addition of a purpose-built nursery, since it was opened by Andrew Carnegie in 1896. In addition Queen Anne High School, a large non-denominational secondary housed in a modern building with an attractive green courtyard is about half a mile from Victoria Mills. Dunfermline High, one of Scotland’s oldest schools, is also within a short fifteen minute walk.
The Bellyeoman Medical Practice, a few minutes away, is a large full-time practice with seven GPs supported by a practice nurse, with other medical staff and specialist clinics housed within the surgery. There are also several dental surgeries within a ten minute walk, the nearest being the CDS Carnegie Clinic in Pilmuir Street.