The 1911 organ served the congregation well until 1965 when the mechanisms and general condition of the instrument demanded fairly substantial restoration.

The opportunity was taken to rebuild the organ and bring the tonal specification up to date with current ideas. It incorporated most of the 1911 pipework, revoiced and rescaled to bring it into line with modern practice. New stops were provided, together with electro-pneumatic action and a new draw-stop console which was sited at the near the east wall of the chancel. The contract was placed in the hands of Messrs. J. W. Walker of Ruislip, Middlesex who were already recognised for their work at York Minster, Glasgow Cathedral and later at Paisley Abbey. It was also decided at this time to reduce the number of manuals to three but to have two divisions played from the Choir keys – that of Choir and Positive. The specification of the Organ following this extensive rebuilding process was as follows:

The Organ of Dunfermline Abbey 1966
rebuilt by J.W. Walker & Sons Ltd, Ruislip, Middlesex

Pedal Organ Great Organ
32 Double Open Diapason
16 Open Diapason (ext)
16 Violone
16 Bourdon
16 Lieblich Bourdon
8 Violoncello
8 Bass Flute
8 Lieblich Gedeckt
51/3 Octave Quint
4 Fifteenth
4 Octave Flute
III Mixture 22.26.29
16 Ophicleide (Tuba)
8 Tuba
8 Posaune (Gt)
4 Clarion (Gt)i Great to Pedal
ii Swell to Pedal
iii Choir to Pedal
iv Great & Pedal Pistons Coupled
16 Double Open Diapason
8 Open Diapason
8 Stopped Diapason
8 Viola
4 Principal
4 Waldflute
22/3 Twelfth
2 Fifteenth
IV Mixture 19.22.26.29
8 Trumpet 

v Swell to Great
vi Choir to Great
vii Octave Couplers Off
viii Doubles Off

Swell Organ Choir Organ
8 Open Diapason
8 Rohrflute
8 Salicional
8 Voix Celestes (tc)
4 Principal
4 Octave Flute
22/3 Nazard
2 Fifteenth
1 Twentysecond
III Scharf 22.26.29
8 Oboexi Tremulant16 Contra Fagotto
8 Cornopean
4 Clarionx Swell Octave
xi Swell Unison Off
xii Swell Sub Octave
8 Hohlflute
8 Dulciana
4 Flauto Traverso
8 Orchestral Oboexiii Tremulant8 Tuba (unenclosed) 

 

 

 

 

Positive Organ 
(playable from Choir keys)
Accessories
8 Bourdon
4 Principal
2 Blockflute
13/5 Tierce
11/3 Larigot
III Cymbel 29.33.36
8 Regal
xiv Tremulant
xv Choir Octave
xvi Choir Unison Off
xvii Choir Sub Octave
xviii Swell to Choir
 

 

 

 

 

6 Thumb Pistons to Great Organ
6 Thumb Pistons to Swell Organ
6 Thumb Pistons to Choir/Positive Organs
1 Reversible Thumb Piston Great to Pedal
1 Reversible Thumb Piston Swell to Pedal
1 Reversible Thumb Piston Choir to Pedal
1 Reversible Thumb Piston Positive to Pedal
1 Reversible Thumb Piston Swell to Great
1 Reversible Thumb Piston Choir to Great
1 Reversible Thumb Piston Swell to Choir
1 Reversible Thumb Piston Choir Tuba
1 Reversible Thumb Piston Pedal Ophicleide
1 Reversible Thumb Piston Choir on Choir
1 Reversible Thumb Piston Positive on Choir
1 Reversible Thumb Piston Choir/Positive on Choir
1 Thumb Piston General Cancel
6 Toe Pistons to Pedal Organ
6 Toe Pistons to Swell Organ
1 Reversible Toe Piston Great to Pedal
1 Reversible Toe Piston Swell to Great
1 Reversible Toe Piston 16 Ophicleide
3 General Thumb Pistons to entire Organ
3 General Toe Pistons to entire Organ
1 Thumb Piston Setter
Balanced Expression Pedal to Swell
Balanced Expression Pedal to Choir
Push Button Control to Blower/TR Units
Signal Lights to Choir/Positive Control
Pistons adjustable by switches
Manuals CC to C 61 notes
Pedals CCC to G 32 notes
Detached Console
Electro-Pneumatic Action