Thursday, 25 December 2008

Old St Andrews

Old St Andrews
St Andrews is one of Scotlands oldest towns with the first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world, founded in 1413.

St andrews is certainly one of the places to visit in Scotland if on a tour.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Elie Sports Club Fife Scotland

Elie Sports Club Fife Scotland

Excellent 9 Hole Golf course, tennis, short tennis, 18 hole putting green, bowling green, covered driving range. we always visit the Elie sports club when we are staying in Fife. No need to book just turn up for a tee off time.

Friday, 12 December 2008

Tesco Grocery Delivery Fife

Tesco Grocery Delivery Fife

When on holiday at one of our holiday cottages you can now have Tesco do a direct Fife delivery to your holiday cottage in Fife.

Rather than load your car up with all your provisions as well as your belongings, let Tesco bring it to your door after your arrival. The maximum charge for a weekend delivery is around £6 but is surely worth it.

Friday, 5 December 2008

Road to Newburgh Fife

Road to Newburgh Fife
This short video was taken between Abernethy which is in Perthshire and Newburgh which is in Fife.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Christmas Cottage Fife

Christmas Cottage Fife
Would you like to spend Christmas in a cosy cottage in Fife. Beach walks, pub lunches, cosy diners in the cottage.
Check our Christmas and New Year Breaks in Fife

Monday, 17 November 2008

Thursday, 13 November 2008

River Tay Fife near Lindores

River Tay near Lindores. This view over the River Tay Estury was taken in November on the outskirts of Newburgh Fife near Lindores.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

James David Forbes St Andrews Fife

James David Forbes St Andrews Fife

James David Forbes lived here at St Andrews between 1859 to 1868 while he was the principal of the United College in St Andrews. He discovered that radiant heat must be a wave motion like light. This entrance is located in a pend that leads to the Byre Theatre.

Byre Theatre St Andrews

Monday, 3 November 2008

Alan Roberson St Andrews Golfer

Alan Roberson St Andrews Golfer 1815-1859.
This memorial stone is located in the grounds of St Andrews Cathedral and remembers Robertson as one of the oldest golf professionals to have lived in Scotland. He manufactured golf clubs and balls which were exported all over the world. Tom Morris worked in his workshop until they fell out over the design of golf ball.

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Cottage Fife Beached Boats

Cottage Fife Beached Boats
These beached boats in Fife were photographed at Lower Largo sailing clubin October. The club meets every Sunday and Wednesday evening in the summer months.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Lower Largo Sculpture

Lower Largo Sculpture
This piece of Largo sculpture has been unvieled in Lower Largo Fife near the Beach.

Cottages by the sea Scotland, Beach Cottages Scotland, Cottage Holidays Scotland

Friday, 17 October 2008

Fife Cycle Path
Fife has one of the Scotlands most comprehensive cycle routes with over 300 miles of cycle route along quiet country lanes, disused railway lines and forest tracks as well as commuter routes in towns. This video clip was taken near Lower Largo on the East Neuk of Fife.

Friday, 3 October 2008

Monday, 29 September 2008

Tour Fife Document

Tour Fife Document by Google

Monday, 22 September 2008

Autumn Fife Flowers

Autumn Fife Flowers
This was taken by a guest at Castaway Cottage Largo when on a visit to Crail.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Beach Huts Fife

Beach Huts Fife
The East Neuk villages often have cottages fronting onto the beach. The cottage gardens have interesting beach huts to protect from the elements and add interest to the village. This example was taken in Lower Largo.

Monday, 8 September 2008

Isle of May

Isle of May, Firth of Forth
Impressive vertical cliffs teeming with seabirds in summer.The island is rugged with some rough paths, some steep but allow you to all parts of the island. There is a small information centre and toilet facilities on the island. Dogs are not allowed on the island.
Kittiwakes, razorbills, guillemots, shags and puffins can all be seen on the island.
information on sailings from Anstruther tel 01333 310103 or the isle of May ferry

Cottages by the sea Scotland, Beach Cottages Scotland, Cottage Holidays Scotland

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Beach View from Castaway Cottage

Beach View from Castaway Cottage
Thai view can be seen from Castaway Cottage looking out over the Firth of Forth.

Cottages by the sea Scotland, Beach Cottages Scotland, Cottage Holidays Scotland

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Short Breaks Cottage Fife Autumn

Short Breaks Cottage Fife Autumn
This is the season of short breaks and Fife is a great location to relax and get away from it all. We can offer three cosy, fully equipped cottages which are in an ideal location for a weekend or midweek break.
Check short breaks at Castaway Cottages, Holiday cottages in Fife.

This is what I enjoy, cup of coffee on the patio, newspaper, watching the wee boats going by at Castaway.

Sunday, 31 August 2008

Boating Harbour Fife

Boating Harbour Fife.
Many of the Easy Fife Harbour no longer have the herring fishing fleet but are now used for leisure and recreation.

Cottages by the Sea Scotland, Beach Cottages Scotland Cottage Holidays Scotland

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Serpentine Walk Largo

Serpentine Walk Upper Largo

The Serpentine Walk is a route that has existed probably for at least 200 years, and possibly for much longer. The village of Upper Largo is recorded at least as far back as the 10th century and it seems likely that the path follows an ancient route linking it to the coastal village of Lower Largo for fishing and trade by sea . Serpentine Walk Local History
Local oral history has it that when the ladies at Largo House wanted to bathe in the sea, they and their bathing hut were drawn down the Serpentine Walk which is the nearest route to the sea. There is a well built wall retaining the Largo Burn along most of the route that again suggests that this was more than a countryside path, and gives the path its other local name of the 'Wall Walk'.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Cottage Fife Post Box

Cottage Fife Post Box.
This colourful post box was taken in one of the East Coast of Fife Fishing Village of Lower Largo.

Cottages by the Sea Scotland, Beach Cottages Scotland Cottage Holidays Scotland

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Byre Theatre St Andrews Fife

Byre Theatre St Andrews Fife.
Byre Theatre
Abbey Street
St Andrews, Fife KY16 9LA
Box office: 01334 475000
Phone: 01334 476288

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Dolls House Restaurant St Andrews

Dolls House Restaurant St Andrews, 3 Church Square, St Andrews, KY16 9NN.
Specialising in traditional Scottish and French cuisine, The Doll's House sets range of quality menus of seafood, game, vegetarian and Scottish beef dishes selected from seasonal ingredients. A policy of preparing fresh food to order and teenage and child menus are a positive feature of their service.
Contact Tel 01334 477422

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Craigtoun Country Park Fife

Craigtoun Country Park Fife.

Craigtoun Country Park lies just two miles from the centre of St. Andrews with a fine range of attractions and activities for the children. There is a miniature railway, boating pond, bowling and putting greens, children's play area all set within the attractive surroundings of trees, shrubs and grass areas.

Recommended Self Catering Holiday Cottages twenty minutes from Craigtoun Country Park.
More information on East Coast of Scotland and how to Rent a Cottage in Scotland.

Fife Tourist Information Centre

Fife Tourist Information Centre, Market Street St Andrews. For whats going on locally in St Andrews and Fife.

Friday, 15 August 2008

Peat Inn Fife

The Peat Inn is situated just six miles from St Andrews, the home of golf.

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Sailing Fife Scotland

Sailing Fife Scotland
Taken at Lower Largo beach Fife Scotland on a windy summer day.

Elie Sailing Boats Fife

Elie Sailing Boats Fife.
Small boats can be hired for sailing or try windsurfing, canoeing and waterskiing at the Elie watersports centre in Elie.

Littlejohns Restaurant St Andrews Fife

Littlejohns Restaurant St Andrews Fife.
Good place for familiies to eat inside or in the summer weather outside. Menu not too expensive and good value.

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Fife Beach July

Fife Beach July 2008. This view was taken when staying at Castaway Cottage last week.

Cottages by the sea Scotland, Beach Cottages Scotland, Cottage Holidays Scotland

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Anstruther Muster Fife

Anstruther Muster Fife.

The Anstruther Muster started in 1997 as an event to attract yaughts and the sailing community to the East Coast of Fife and bring visitors to owners of cottages by the sea in Fife. This year it is held on the 9th and the 10th of August 2008 and is expected to attract over 100 yaughts. Entertainment, races and harbour stalls will feature. More information from the Anstruther sailing Club.

If looking for self catering holiday cottages for the Muster, try:

Cottages by the sea Scotland, Beach Cottages Scotland, Cottage Holidays Scotland

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Cottage Fife Largo Beach

We have two cottages in Fife by Largo Beach. The beach stretches for miles north to Elie and beyond and south to Leven. Largo situated at the mouth of the River Keil on the Firth of Forth is an attractive holiday Village. It is an ideal base for touring Fife and the East Coast Villages of the East Neuk.
Lower Largo grew as a herring fishing village and later as a manufacturer of fishing nets. Today, many fishing and pleasure boats can still be found in the harbour.

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Cottage Fife Village Door

Cottage Fife Village Door. This is an interesting and colourful door in the Fife village of Newburgh. See some interesting places to visit when staying on holiday in Scotland

We recommend the following blogs and websites: Holiday Cottage Arbroath, Holiday Cottage Perth or Holiday Cottage near St Andrews.
More information on East Coast of Scotland and how to Rent a Cottage in Scotland.

Friday, 4 July 2008

Cottage Fife Pub the Bear

Cottage Fife, Pub at Newburgh called the Bear.
The bear is believed to be a depiction of a stone called the bear stone which the Bear Tavern takes its name, was originally set into the abbots residence at Lindores Abbey.

We recommend Cottage holidays in Scotland as a base for touring or exploring.

Friday, 27 June 2008

Cottages by the Sea Fife

Cottages by the Sea Fife
Our cottages by the sea in Fife are all located to give access to the sea and all that it has to offer including sailing, windsurfing, fishing or just a walk along the beach.

Friday, 20 June 2008

Bargain Cottage Fife June 2008

Bargain Cottage Fife June 2008.

Located in the historic village of Newburgh, nestling between Perth and St. Andrews, Weavers Hall is the perfect location for a romantic getaway, family holiday or golfing trip.

Weavers Hall is a contemporary barn style conversion of an historic building which offers modern comforts within a striking traditional stone building.
Late availability price usually £395 special offer of £225. Quote ref ec100.
Call 01738 553688 or email

Friday, 6 June 2008

Fife Driftwood

Fife Driftwood, near St Andrews, Scotland.

Monday, 2 June 2008

Tentsmuir Beach Fife

Tentsmuir Beach Fife driftwood.
This gives a home to many sand grasses, lichens and mosses. The sea in turn swirls with the Tay and the River Eden providing a haven at Tentsmuir for seals and many varieties of birds.

Cottage FifeTentsmuir Forest

Cottage Fife Tentsmuir Forest Fife near St Andrews.Tentsmuir forest, owned by the Scottish Natural Heritage is located East of Tayport in Fife at Tentmuir Point not far from St Andrews. It is a place of natural beauty where the River Tay meets the sea forming yellow sand dunes.

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Cottage Fife Ancestry James Melville

Cottage Fife Ancestry, James Melville, St Athernase Churchyard headstone, Leuchars near St Andrews, Fife. Died 1832 aged 56 years old.

Cottage Fife Norman Church Arches

Romanesque Arches are a Norman feature of St Athernase Church Leuchars in Fife. The arches in this church date bach to the 12th Century.
Exterior blind arcades have Norman detailing

See interior video of St Athernase Church.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Holiday Cottage Fife Scotland

Holiday Cottage Fife Scotland
A short tour of Fife by our friends and guests staying at our self catering holiday cottages in Fife.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Holiday Cottage Fife Historic Cathedral Tower

Holiday Cottage Fife Historic Cathedral. This was taken in the grounds of St Andrews Cathedral, Fife.

Holiday Cottage Fife Ancestry St Rules Tower St Andrews

Holiday Cottage Fife Ancestry St Rules Tower St Andrews. The tower and adjoining choir were part of a church built before the 12th century to hold the relics of St Andrew. Located in the grounds of the St Andrews Cathedral, the tower is thought to be older than the Cathedral. A stunning view of St. Andrews can be seen from the top of the tower.

Cottage Fife Ancestry Hugh Lyon Playfair

Cottage Fife Ancestry, Sir Hugh Lyon Playfair
. Provost of St Andrews, died 1872 buried St. Andrews Cathedral, Fife. he was also the Captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf club in St Andrews.

Cottage Fife Tom Morris St Andrews

Cottage Fife Tom Morris St Andrews. Died December 1875 aged 24 years. Tom won the Golf Champions belt three times at St Andrews Old Course. This memorial was erected by his friends and fellow golfer as stated without envy at his achievements.

Sunday, 27 April 2008

John Wood House Largo

John Wood House Upper Largo, named after Sir Andrew Wood of Upper Largo, the Scottish admiral who hated dry land. The hospital now converted into private housing.

Tour Lower Largo Fife.

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Historic Scotland April St Andrews Cathedral

Historic Scotland special event April -free admission to St Andrews Cathedral and other fife venues.

Free admission on 14th and 15th April 2008 to St Andrews Cathedral, Fife.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Beach Cottages Fife Scotland

Beach Cottages Lower Largo Fife Scotland.
A self catering cottage by the beach in Fife Scotland gives a holiday unequaled anywhere else in the world. Scotland has some of the finest beaches to be found anywhere in Europe, miles of golden sand that hug the coast from miles. Whether a sunny day or otherwise a day spent on the beach at a cottage in Scotland is relaxing and breathtaking.
More beach cottages in Scotland

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Favorite Places in Scotland Crail Harbour

One of our favorite Places in Scotland to visit for a day is Crail Harbor on the East Coast of Fife. It is almost totally unspoilt and retains its old fishing village character. There is a fine coffee shop on the way down the hill which does great home made scones and cream. Be sure to take your camera.Crail Harbour

Crail Harbour Master who sadly recently died.

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Largo Parish Church David Briggs

David Briggs died 27 November 1827 aged 83, buried in the graveyard at Largo Parish Church.

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Largo Parish Church Fife

Largo Parish Church Graveyard has many famous people buried such as Captain Andrew Wade Blythe.

Blakety Farm shop near Lower Largo

Blakety Farm shop near Lower Largo good for a coffee or fresh organic vegetables.

Monday, 17 March 2008

Cottage Holiday Scotland Fife Firth of Forth

Cottage Holiday Scotland Fife Firth of Forth
Photo taken of the Firth of Forth in April from Lower Largo of the setting sun.
More Fife Photos.

Saturday, 8 March 2008

St Andrews Museum Event

St Andrews Museum World War Event

World War Two is often called The People's War. Almost the entire civilian population was mobilised for the war effort and the term Home Front was coined to encourage people to pull together. Using objects, images and oral history extracts, this exhibition examines how the war changed almost every aspect of daily life. Find out about rationing, the blackout, air raids, civil defence units, how the war affected women and children and much more.


St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, St Andrews


Running Until Sunday 9th March 2008


St Andrews Museum - Tel: 01334 659380

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