Tuesday, 6 March 2007
Old Fishing Villages Fife, Elie, St Monance, Pittenweem, Anstruther, Crail
The Wee Book of Fife offers the photographer picturesque old fishing villages like Elie, St Monance, Pittenweem, Anstruther and Crail, it would be sheer paradise but theres so much more to it than that. Theres the historic town of Dunfermline with its magnificent Abbey the site of Robert the Bruces burial. Formerly Scotlands capital and the place where the king in Sir Patrick Spenss poem famously drank the bluid-red wine, Dunfermline is the birthplace of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and has one of Britains most beautiful public parks Pittencrief Park. Situated a few miles south-west of Dunfermline is Culross. Here, amongst the narrow cobbled streets and the houses with their crow-stepped roofs and distinctive pantiles, youll find yourself transported back to the sixteenth century. To the east is Fifes most industrial town, Kirkcaldy, and further round the coast is St Andrews, the home of golf. Scotlands oldest university, currently the place of study for a certain William Windsor, was founded here in 1413. And the beaches at St Andrews and Burntisland are justly recognised as two of Scotlands top beaches. So, whether you live here or are just passing through, The Wee Book of Fife is the perfect memento of a unique area.