Saturday, 8 December 2012

Holiday Cottage Fife Evening sky 8th December

Holiday Cottage Fife Evening sky 8th December
 Video taken in Lower Largo Fife near St Andrews this evening

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Holiday Cottage Fife video St Salvators Chapel St Andrews

Holiday Cottage Fife video of St Salvators Chapel, North Street, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland.
The chapel was built by Bishop Kennedy to serve both the town and St. Salvator's College of St Andrews University. One legend says that the pulpit in the chapel was used by John Knox to incite the destruction of St Andrews Cathedral in 1559.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Holiday Cottage Fife Beach Sunset December

Holiday Cottage East Fife Beach Sunset December 
Cold but still beautiful the beach at Lower Largo in  East Fife
See a selection of popular cottage guest Fife sunset photos    

Friday, 30 November 2012

Holiday Cottage Fife video Upper Largo Churchyard

Holiday Cottage Fife video Upper Largo Churchyard
View photo album of  Largo Parish Church including the headstone of Captain Andrew Wade Blythe  the famous sea captain.who died in 1848.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Holiday Cottage Fife East Fife Harbour 29th November

Holiday Cottage Fife East Fife Harbour 29th November
East coast of Fife was famous for its fishing fleet providing jobs for local people for hundreds of years. Now greatly reduced the habours mainly have leisure boats.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Cottage Fife video St Andrews Cathedral Museum

Holiday Cottage Fife video St Andrews Cathedral Museum 
The museum St Andrews Cathedral Museum is  run by Historic Scotland and has  the collection of early and later medieval sculpture and other relics found on the site.
Photos of the St Andrews museum relics

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Holiday Cottage Fife St Andrews from St Rules Tower

Holiday Cottage Fife St Andrews from St Rules Tower
Located in the grounds of St Andrews Cathedral, the 33m tower, was probably built around 1130 as the first place of worship for the newly-arrived Augustinian canons.
Today an internal stair leads to the top to give wonderful views over St Andrews and the Fifrth of Forth.


 

Saturday, 17 November 2012

St Athernase Church Leuchars Fife

Holiday Cottage Fife video of St Athernase Church Leuchars Fife
St Athernase Church is a Romanesque church located in Leuchars, Fife, Scotland and is a unique design and remains in use as a Church of Scotland parish church. Very interesting interior architecture of Romanesque period influence.
St Athernase photos
More Historical information on St Athernase Church

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Fife Cottage Architecture

Fife Cottage Architecture
Holiday Cottage Fife photos of typicle Fife cottage architecture. Note the red pan tiles, crow stepped gables and small glazing in the window design.



 

Sunday, 11 November 2012

East Fife Beach at Dawn

East Fife Beach at Dawn
Holiday Cottage Fife photos of an East Fife beach at dawn. Had to get up early but great sunrise.



Friday, 9 November 2012

Looking down on Crail Harbour Fife

Looking down on Crail Harbour Fife. 
Holiday Cottage Fife photos of Crail Harbour one of the  most picturesque harbours in the East Neuk and is still a working fishing harbour. Surrounding the harbour are houses and cottages dating back to the 17th Century, with white walls and red pan tiled roofs.
More Fife October photos





Thursday, 8 November 2012

Playing with a Dog Fife Beach Largo

Playing with a Dog on a Fife Beach Largo
Took these pictures as the sun was setting of the dog and owners messing about and having fun on the beach  in front of our cottage in Largo




Saturday, 27 October 2012

Dog Watch Fife

Dog Watch Fife
 As I was walking along the beach today in Lower Largo I had a feeling I was being watched and spootted this wee Fife dug looking over the wall



Sunrise East Coast of Fife

Took this wee video just outside Castaway Cottage of the sunrise today.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

View from upstairs at Castaway Holiday Cottage Fife

View from upstairs at Castaway Holiday Cottage Fife
This was a recent short video clip taken from the recently finished 3rd bedroom in Castaway Holiday Cottage looking out over the Firth of Forth. Its great to wake up in the morning and hear the waves lapping outside the window or lie in bed and watch the boats and ships go by.
More Castaway Holiday Cottage Bedroom Interiors


Holiday Cottage Fife Village Drinking Fountain


Holiday Cottage Fife Village Drinking Fountain
Took this photo on a recent trip through the Fife village of Falkland. In days gone by this would have been the place to water my horse.
 
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Friday, 5 October 2012

Cottage Fife visit to Falkland Violin Shop Fife

Holiday Cottage Fife visit to Falkland Violin Shop Fife
Falkland is home to great second hand violin shop, ideal for a quality inexpensive violin. you may have to phone the owner to get him to open up but he is usually nearby. The owner Bob Beveridge  also repairs violins at the shop as the short youtube video shows
More Falkland Fife photos



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Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Cottage Fife visit to Queensferry 2nd October

Holiday Cottage Fife visit to Queensferry 2nd October
South Queensferry is a great place to view and photograph both the Forth rail and road bridges. It is a very popular and busy town as it looks across the Forth to the Kingdom of Fife.
More South Queensferry Photos



Video of South Queensferry High Street




Video of the Forth Bridge from Queensferry

Tom Morris Golfer Memorial St Andrews Fife

Cottage fife photo of Tom Morris Golfer Memorial St Andrews Fife
Morris was the son of a weaver, and began golf by age ten, it is said by knocking wine bottle corks pierced with nails. He is regarded as the world's first professional golfer and  was the second-best player in St. Andrews. He was influential in establishing the Open Championship in 1860.
The memorial and grave statue pictured can be seen in the graveyard of the St Andrews Cathedral Fife.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Holiday Cottage Fife Village Architecture

Holiday Cottage Fife Village Architecture
The villages of Fife have a fine selection of architectural styles which add character and harmony to the area. Such features such as the Fife stonework, crow stepped gables and red pan tiles are unique to this area.



A good read for those interested in the buildings of the Fife area is the The Buildings of Scotland: Fife by John Gifford
This illustrated guidebook to Fife features all of the noteworthy buildings and places, famous or unknown, from pre-history to present day. It is intended for visitors, specialists who wish to see buidings not usually accessible and for residents with an interest in their region.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

St Andrews Cathedral Fife September 2012

St Andrews Cathedral Fife September 2012
Surrounded and set in an impressive ancient graveyard St Andrews Cathedral is in the care of Historic Scotland. One of Scotland's largest Historic Buildings St Andrews Cathedral has occupied the site sinse the 8th century.
More St Andrews Cathedral Photos


St Andrews Cathedral Video





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Pittenweem Fishermans Cottages Fife

Pittenweem Fishermans Cottages Fife

Now a busy fishing port,  Pittenweem was once a royal burgh, having been awarded the status by King James V in 1541. It  has changed very little in the last hundred years.

Friday, 14 September 2012

St Andrews Harbour Fife September 2012

St Andrews Harbour Fife September 2012
Located near the St Andrews Cathedral, the harbour is often missed out in a visit to St Andrews. The parking in this area is free and within a short walk of many of the cities attractions.
More St Andrews Harbour Photos

Video of St Andrews Harbour Fife

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Last of the Summer Flowers in Fife Scotland

Last of the Summer Flowers in Fife Scotland
These flowers in an East Fife village  were so beautiful in front of the cottage I had to take a wee video clip

 

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

The Old Course St Andrews on a windy Autumn Day

The Old Course St Andrews on a windy Autumn Day 
Cottage Fife video of the famous Swilican Bridge on the Old Course St Andrews, Fife Scotland. I had to duck as a a golfer had teed off from the first tee right in my direction!

 

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Windsurfer Elie Bay Fife

Windsurfer Elie Bay Fife
The day was perfect for surfing, warm, windy and sunny in Elie Fife.




Cottage Fife video of Elie Fife Scotland on a windy day

Cottage Fife video of Elie Fife Scotland on a windy day 

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Fife Scotland 28th August

Fife Scotland 28th August

Lower Largo Fife today 28th August

Lower Largo Fife Scotland today 28th August
Cottage Fife video of Sunny and windy day today at Lower Largo Fife



Thursday, 23 August 2012

Friday, 17 August 2012

Fife Scotland Doorbell

Fife Scotland Doorbell
I took this interesting photo outside a little cottage in a walk through the East Fife village of Pittenweem.

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Saturday, 4 August 2012

Mairi Clark at Pittenweem Arts Festival 2012

Mairi Clark at Pittenweem Arts Festival 2012.   
Scottish artist living and working in Fife she is inspired by Scottish sea and landscapes

 

Pat Kramek at Pittenweem Festival Fife August

Pat Kramek at Pittenweem Festival Fife August 
Much of her work has a Scottish influence and were very colourful and lively.
Pat was born in Edinburgh in 1954 and she gained a DA in Printed Textiles from Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art and continues to work from her studio in Ayreshire.




Pittenweem Arts Festival August 2012 Photo Album

Pittenweem Arts Festival August 2012 
Had a fantastic afternoon exploring the Pittenweem Arts Festival Some fantastic artists inluding John Byrne, Jake Harve, David Mackie Cook and the Association of Danish Printmakers alongside many fantastic local Fife artists.
  Pittenweem Arts Festival website

Thursday, 2 August 2012

St Andrews Castle Fife August 2nd

St Andrews Castle Fife August 2nd
Short video of St Andrews Castle run by Historic Scotland and worth a visit along with the St Andrews Cathedral nearby.

 

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Jannetta Gelateria Ice Cream Shop St Andrews Scotland

Jannetta Gelateria Ice Cream Shop St Andrews Scotland 
Waiting in the queue for our favourite Ice cream shop which is in St Andrews. Be prepared to wait but its worth it. It has 52 flavours and now over 100 years in business passed on through the family. No visit to St Andrews is complete without a wee visit to Jannettas.


The Byre Theatre St Andrews August 2012

The Byre Theatre St Andrews August 2012


Took these photos of the Byre a few days ago. Great productions going on at the Byre at the moment, worth a visit if you are on holiday in the area. Check out this link to the Byre listings at a glance
The walk to the theatre from a side entrance on South Street takes you down a wee vennel which I filmed because it is so unusual. Try the video:











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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Cottage Fife Scotland Photos taken in July 2012

Cottage Fife Scotland Photos taken in July 2012
Photos taken at St Andrews Fife Scotland

St Rules Tower

St Andrews Cathedral Arches


More July Fife photos

Saturday, 28 July 2012

St Andrews Fife Photo Album 27th July

St Andrews Fife Photo Album 27th July


Anyone for Tennis St Andrews Fife

Anyone for Tennis St Andrews Fife
Street comedy performance whwere Wimledon comes to St Andrews Fife. Part of the St Andrews Outside In Festival 27th to 29th July.

 


All or Nothing Arial Act at Madras College St Andrews Fife

All or Nothing Arial Act at Madras College St Andrews Fife. 
 Part of the Inside Out Festival 27th to 29th July held in St Andrews

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Lower Largo 21st July from a wee boat

Lower Largo 21st July from a wee boat
We were out in our wee boat and caught some mackerel yesterday in the Firth of Forth off the coast of Largo. You can see Castaway Cottage if you look carefully.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Last Minute availability Holiday Cottage Fife

Last Minute availability Holiday Cottage Fife September 2012
Enjoy 5 nights at Castaway Holiday cottage Fife £455. More information

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Cottage Fife St Monans Scotland Photo Album 2012

Cottage Fife St Monans Scotland Photo Album 2012
Photos taken by guests and friends staying at our self catering cottages in Fife

  More St Monans Fife Photos

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Fife Fishing Boats June 2012

Fife Fishing Boats June 2012
Photos taken in June by guests



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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Castaway Cottage Fife near St Andrews June 2012

Castaway Cottage Fife near St Andrews June 2012
Photos taken by friend staying at Castaway Cottage in June


More Castaway Fife Photos in June

Saturday, 23 June 2012