Cupar and North Fife

New vintage shop in Falkland, Fife

In April 2017, Lisa Irving opened a new vintage shop called Vintage Quine in the historic village of Falkland. With more space in her new location than her old premises in Newburgh (pictured at top) she is stocking vintage homewares, clothes for women and men, as well as furniture upcycled with Annie Sloan paint.  Her inspiration came from the Outlander series which is filmed in Falkland and features characters in

Open Studios North Fife starts 29 April

This video is an interesting peek into some of the studios ahead of Open Studios North Fife at the end of April. Studios in locations such as Cupar, Auchtermuchty and Falkland are open 10am until 6pm on Saturday 29, Sunday 30 and Monday 1st of May 2017. More details can be found on their website. In Above, Jan Hendry, Falkland and below Irene Blair, near Leslie Below, photography by Mark

Track down the Crepe Shack at Tentsmuir Forest

Tentsmuir Forest, backed by a stunning expanse of beach popular with seals, is one of the most attractive places to walk in Fife. Now its appeal is enhanced still further by the prospect of a mouth watering, freshly cooked crepe at the end of your ramble.  The Crepe Shack is a mobile creperie offering a tasty range of sweet and savoury toppings, hot and freshly made in the heart of the

Award-winning house design in Elie, Fife

This beautiful, award-winning house in Elie is designed by South Queensferry based WT Architecture. It replaced an existing bungalow and the building is designed to make the most of the views towards the coastal lighthouse and across the Firth of Forth. An open plan living space links the two storey main house to the smaller bothy accommodation. Photos by David Barbour

Fife’s thatched buildings: new survey published and a thatched cottage goes on sale

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings Scotland has just published a photographic survey of thatched buildings in Scotland. The report shows that Fife is the area with the fifth highest number of thatched buildings behind the Western Isles, Highlands, Argyll and Perth. It shows too that most of the Kingdom’s thatch is to be found around Collessie, Auchtermuchty and Cupar. Coincidentally, a gorgeous, ‘chocolate-box’ thatched cottage (above) in

Fife wedding styled by Dunfermline artist

This Fife wedding was styled by Dunfermline artist, Claire Christie for the McGregor family from Cupar. Relatives of the couple hosted the wedding on their private working farm outside Auchtermuchty with 3 barns providing the venue for the reception, the bar and the service. Their brief to Claire was for a traditional Scottish country barn wedding using items found on the farm and making interesting props with the salvaged materials

Open Studios North Fife this weekend

Painter Sharon Black, Ladybank and furniture designer Mark McCance, Kinloch are just two of the artists opening the doors of their studios to the public for the Open Studios North Fife weekend from Saturday 7 May to Monday 9 May.  The weekend is an opportunity to see the interesting spaces in which artists work, to hear more about their methods and sources of inspiration, buy or commission something for your

Auchtermuchty Cake Company: award winning and gluten free

Auchtermuchty Cake Company specialises in hand-made cakes, puddings and pastries made from gluten free flour blends which taste as great as traditional home-made baking. The company is launching an online shopping facility soon but meanwhile the team are regularly at Edinburgh, Stockbridge and St Andrews Farmers’ Markets, their Creole Fruitcake is available at Selfridges and you can order other products from the range from Yumbles and Freshfoodexpress.co.uk. To buy from Auchtermuchty Cake Company directly, send a

‘The best small gigs in the world’, Letham Nights, Fife

The village hall in Letham in Fife looked a little unloved until resident Michael Farrell decided to bring the community hall back to life by launching Letham Nights. The first live music event was in October 2008. Since then Michael and Roy Campbell have been ‘ blown away by the response from the music community’. Chloe Hall, an artist from Melbourne in Australia told them; ‘I love the sound of

Honeypeace Records – new north Fife music label

First Jimmy Shand, then The Proclaimers and now Honeypeace Records are putting Auchtermuchty on the musical map. Honeypeace is an independent record label based in the north Fife town. The label works with singer songwriters such as Ryan Lothian from Auchtermuchty, Jared Neville from Cupar and Johann Heartbeat from Sweden. They have so far released music on CD, cassette tape and on all major digital outlets and plan to nurture