Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Lower Largo Beach Stormy Day14th December 2011

Lower Largo Beach Stormy Day 14th December 2011

All video and photos copyright Cottage Fife

Thursday, 1 December 2011

High Street Inverkeithing Fife

High Street Inverkeithing Fife 
This is an old photograph of  the High Street Inverkeithing Fife was taken we think in the 1930s.Note how quite the street is and how few motor cars are parked.


All photographs copyright Cottage Fife

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Falkland Palace Details of Tower November 2011

Falkland Palace Details of Tower November 2011 
The Royal Palace of Falkland, built between 1501 and 1541 and set in the heart of a unique medieval village, was the country residence and hunting lodge of eight Stuart monarchs, including Mary, Queen of Scots. Run and operated today by the National Trust for Scotland


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Old photo of Lower Largo Fife

Old photo of Lower Largo Fife
This is a an old view of the fishermen at the harbour in Lower Largo unloading a catch of fish.


Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Dairsie Castle Fife Scotland 22nd November

Dairsie Castle Fife Scotland 22nd November 
The castle has a three  storey oblong block with two circular towers on diagonally opposite corners.












All photos and video copright Cottage Fife 2011

Violin Shop Falkland in Fife 22nd November

Violin Shop Falkland in Fife 22nd November


 This video shows the shop owner Bob Beveridge fitting a sound post to my violin. He has a fine selection of violins antiques and collectables.
Contact: Bob Beveridge
The Violin Shop
Old Town House,
The Square,
High Street
Falkland
 Fife
KY15 7BU

Tel: 01337 858181

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Falkland Village and Palace Fife 22nd November

Falkland Village and Palace

Golf Fife Video with Sam Torrance

Golf Fife Video with Sam Torrance Golf Fife Video introduced by Sam Torrance contains some great ariel shots of Fife.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Fife Fishing Boat 9th November

Fife Fishing Boat 9th November
Beautiful November day in Lower Largo Fife

All photographs and video copyright Cottage Fife

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Holiday Cottage Fife Late Availability Short Breaks October 2011

Holiday Cottage Fife Late Availability Short Breaks October 2011
Castaway Cottage Lower Largo near St Andrews 19th October 3 nights at £249 or 22nd October,  4 Nights at £325. This cosy cottage sleeps up to 5 and has fantastic sea views over teh Firth of Forth in Fife.
Call 01738 506126 







Thursday, 8 September 2011

North Castle Street St Andrews Fife

North Castle Street St Andrews Fife.
 This beautiful street in St Andrews leads to the Scores and the site of St Andrews Castle

  Video of North Castle Street

 Find North Castle Street St Andrews by Google maps. See it on Street view. Use the navigation to look up and down the street.

 
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Monday, 29 August 2011

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Balcurvie Horse Riding and School Windygates Fife

Balcurvie Horse Riding School Windygates Fife Scotland


Balcurvie Horse Riding School  located near Windygates in Fife has fully qualified horse riding instructors and a selection of horses and ponies to suit all ages and skills. Pony treks and riding lessons can be arranged at times to suit . Horse riding prices range from £9 per hour for a child and £10 per hour for adults.


Open pony days and stable management are part of our services offered
 Further information Call Alison 01333 350267 or 07752 264903





Locate Balcurvie Horse Riding School on Google maps


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Friday, 19 August 2011

Lower Largo Fife taken on a windy day August 2011

Lower Largo Fife taken on a windy day August 2011
This video clip was taken from the harbour looking back towards the Crusoe hotel and Castaway Cottage

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Fishing near Newburgh Fife Scotland

Fishing near Newburgh Fife Scotland
There are a selection of fantastic lochs and fisheries near Newburgh Fife for trout fishing including Golden Loch Fishery, Loch Mill Resevoir, Loch O'Lindores, and Clatto Loch Leven. More fishing near Newburgh information


East Fife Fishing Gear

East Fife Fishing Gear
Photo taken in the East Coast of Fife Scotland

East Fife Village Fishing Boat Signs

East Fife Village Fishing Boat Signs
Photos taken at Dysart Harbour in Fife




Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Harbourmasters House Dysart Fife

Harbourmasters House Dysart Fife
Built in the 17th Century, The Harbourmaster’s House overlooks the historic harbour of Dysart. it has a fine cafe overlooking the harbour.



More Dysart Photos Fife

Monday, 8 August 2011

Saut Girnel Wynd Fife Scotland

Saut Girnel Wynd Fife Scotland 
Unusual Fife sign in a small Wynd in Dysart Fife. A girnal was an old chest usually used for meal, in this case used for salt. Salt was made and transported in this area in times past.





Pan Ha Fife Scotland August 2011

Pan Ha Fife Scotland August 2011
Fine Fife architecture at its best with fantastic views out over the Firth of Forth. Notice the tanker in the background.



More Pan Ha Photos

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Crail Fife July 2011

Crail Fife July 2011
These are some typical streetscenes in Crail one of my favourite places to visit in Fife. Great for a trip if staying at Castaway Cottage.


Friday, 22 July 2011

Dysart Harbour Fife July 2011

Dysart Harbour Fife Scotland July 2011

Castaway Cottage late deal 23rd July 7 Nights

Castaway Cottage late deal 23rd July 7 Nights

Due to a cancellation, Castaway Cottage is available 23rd July, 7 nights at £395
Call 01738 506126

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Cottage Fife Wee Book of Fife

Cottage Fife Wee Book of Fife
If the Kingdom of Fife only offered the photographer picturesque old fishing villages like Elie, St Monance, Pitenweem, Anstruther and Crail, it would be sheer paradise - but there's so much more to it than that. There's the historic town of Dunfermline with its magnificent Abbey - the site of Robert the Bruce's burial. Formerly Scotland's capital and the place where the king in Sir Patrick Spens's poem famously drank the 'bluid-red wine', Dunfermline is the birthplace of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and has one of Britain's 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 pan-tiles, you'll find yourself transported back to the sixteenth century. To the east is Fife's most industrial town, Kirkcaldy, and further round the coast is St Andrews, the home of golf. Scotland's 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 Scotland's 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.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Elie Ship Inn July 2011

Elie Ship Inn July 2011

Elie is an attractive East Neuk of Fife holiday village with a fantastic beach that runs out for a mile around the bay. Enjoy a view of the beach and excellent menu at the Ship Inn


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Monday, 4 July 2011

Speed Boat Crail Harbour

Speed Boat Crail Harbour
This speed boat was taking trips round the Crail Bay as part of the East Neuk Crail festival

Friday, 1 July 2011

Lobster Cottage Crail Fife Scotland 1st July 2011

Lobster Cottage Crail Fife Scotland 1st July 2011
This beautiful Cottage and cottage garden was owned and looked after by the harbour master in Crail.
Notice the 2 lobsters on the roof.



Holiday Cottage Fife Crail 1st July 2011

Holiday Cottage Fife Crail 1st July 2011
Photos taken in Crail and East Fife yesterday during the Fife East Neuk Festival





Thursday, 30 June 2011

Hilke MacIntyre at Crail Esat Neuk Festival June 30th 2011

Hilke MacIntyre at Crail Esat Neuk Festival June 30th 2011

German artist Hilke MacIntyre will be displaying and selling her woodcuts as part of the Crail Esat Neuk Festival starting June 30th 2011. Find her work at the Crail Church Hall

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

East Neuk Fife Festival Crail Scotland 29th June 2011

East Neuk Fife Festival Crail 29th June 2011
This video was taken of a group of artists called Sand In Your Eye taken on the patio of the Honeypot Guesthouse and tearoom Crail Fife Scotland.
Jamie Wardley and his team create sculptures using nothing but Dundee sand. They will be working every day of the Crail festival from Thursday 30th June  from 9am to 5pm on the High Street in Crail. The first person to identify the subject of their first sculpture on Thursday will win a prize.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Along The Fife Coastal Path By Hamish Brown 28th June 2011

Want to Walk a breathtaking coastal path?

Along The Fife Coastal Path
By Hamish Brown

The Fife Coastal Path skirts the spectacular Fife shoreline, offering an ideal way to sample the area's rich heritage. This book introduces the Fife coast's wealth of castles, churches, harbours, monuments and red-roofed cottages. It gives practical advice on various aspects of walking the route.



Sunday, 19 June 2011

Fife Photo Album April 2011

Photos taken by guests and friends staying at Castaway Cottage during April. Thanks to all who took the trouble to send the photos and video.


From Captured Videos

Friday, 17 June 2011

Walks in Fife between River Tay and River Forth

Walks in Fife between River Tay and River Forth
Stretch those legs, get out of your holiday cottage  and get some fresh air.
Walks Fife including St Andrews & the Lomond Hills covers the county of Fife, which lies between the estuaries of the Rivers Forth and Tay. There are a lot of coastal walks (along sections of the Fife Coastal Path), plus walks from the historic town of St Andrews and some good hill walks in the Lomond Hills. The 27 walks featured range from 0.5 miles to 13 miles (1.5-21km). Routes include: West and East Lomond, Bishop Hill and St Andrews to Crail.




Order Walks in Fife at  our Castaway Cottage Amazon Bookshop

Walking in Fife 40 Coast and Country Walks

Walking in Fife 40 Coast and Country Walks

Kingdom of Fife 40 Coast and Country Walks  by Dan Bailey



Want to get some exercise when staying in your self catering cottage in Fife? I recommend this guidebook which explores the coast and countryside of the Kingdom of Fife. It features 40 short walks in and around the Kingdom. It also travels north through Dunfermline and Glenrothes to Falkland and beyond to St Andrews, and the River Tay. The descriptions of the walks are entertaining enough to enjoy from the acomfort of your holiday cottage but help with practicalities once you're on the road as well. Great photographs and wee maps will keep you on the right path.


Order Kingdom of Fife 40 Coast and Country Walks  By Dan Bailey at our Scottish Book store, Fife travel guides at Amazon

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Methil Chimney Demolished Fife Scotland 8th June 2011 Video

Methil Chimney Demolished Fife Scotland 8th June 2011 Video

Loch Leven Castle Stronghold June 2011 Day Out

Loch Leven Castle Perth Perthshire 2011 is a great place for a day out
Loch Leven Castle Royal visitors and royal prisoners
The island fortress  of Lochleven is associated with many historic events and people including Mary Queen of Scots. Tower house stronghold and prison, now a fine visitor attraction.







Loch Leven Castle Photographs

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Old Photo Castaway Cottage Main Street Lower Largo

Old Photo Castaway Cottage Main Street Lower Largo
This is a photo taken in the 1950 period which you can contrast with a recent view of the cottage.



Recent view of the same cottage in Lower Largo Fife.



More old photos of Castaway Cottage

Friday, 15 April 2011

Lower Largo Fife Sunshine April 2011

Lower Largo Fife Sunshine April 2011
Following a harsh winter, Fife is sunny and warm as these photos show of Lower Largo.



More April 2011 Photos of Lower Largo

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Market Street St Andrews 17 March 2011

Market Street St Andrews
Photographs taken March 2011 on a fine spring day showing Market street and Church Street.


Church Street

Old Central Pub Sign Market Street
More St Andrews Market Street including Google street view