Art & Design

Wemyss School of Needlework: stitching since 1877

Incredibly, The Wemyss School of Needlework in Coaltown-of-Wemyss dates back to 1877. It was founded by Dora Wemyss, a wealthy philanthropist and great-grand-daughter of a relationship between King William IV and his mistress the actress Dora Jordan. Wemyss had been inspired by the opening of the Royal School of Needlework in London

Interiors

A place to stay on Loch Tay; beautiful boathouses

A stay on Loch Tay looks tempting in these two boathouses called Otter (pictured first) and Dipper. The owners will take you down the track to the Boathouses in their 4×4 so no need to worry about your suspension. There’s a generator for electricity that powers home comforts such as underfloor heating in the bathroom.  There were no prices listed at www.lochtay.co.uk/ Dipper Boathouse (pictured below)

Writing & Film

The Deep Blue Sea live from the National Theatre at Odeon Dunfermline

Coming soon to the Odeon Dunfermline is a chance to see The Deep Blue Sea live from the National Theatre.  Helen McCrory stars in Terence Rattigan’s  masterpiece, playing one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. The show starts

Food & Drink

Buy locally-caught langoustines and lobster in Pittenweem

Locally landed lobster, crab and langoustine caught in the Firth of Forth, with no food miles, is now on sale to the general public at a brand new Seafood Kiosk in Pittenweem Harbour, where the shellfish are landed. The new initiative is led by the Fisherman’s Mutual Association (Pittenweem). The outlet, which will be open every day until the end of August and run by local fishmonger, George Allan, has been set up to make fresh, locally caught seafood available

Events

Vivaldi at the Abbey

Gorgeous live classical music on Thursday 21 July as the Chamber Philharmonia of Cologne perform a repertoire of Vivaldi, Bach, Rossini, Paganini and Mozart in the atmospheric setting of Dunfermline Abbey. The show starts at 7.30 and tickets are available from the the Abbey and the Tourist Information Centre in Dunfermline .

Shopping

Mackerel California-style; recipe from the Fyfe Smokery

Here is our latest recipe from Elaine Hardie at the Fyfe Smokery, Bruce Street, Dunfermline. Mackerel is a sustainable choice of oily fish, found all around the coast of Scotland and is abundant in health benefits and flavour. Try this Californian style recipe, made with common store-cupboard ingredients, and dream of sunshine…. Mackerel California-style Serves 2-4 2 fillets of mackerel 115g butter 2 tsp paprika 1 ½ tsp salt ½ tsp onion powder ½ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp white pepper