Fife

Dunfermline summer pilgrimage celebrates Patron Saint of Mothers

On Sunday 3 June 2018, in a tradition dating back to 1250, the St Margaret’s National Pilgrimage 2016 will take place in Dunfermline with a procession led by Archbishop Leo Cushley from the Louise Carnegie Gates to St Margaret’s Church. Times are on the poster below. People are asked to gather at the gates to the Glen at 1.45pm but from 11am you can also visit sites associated with St

Walk Fife discover fascinating vintage walking guide

In the first of a series of guest posts, Sean Makin of Walk Fife talks about a recently discovered vintage walking guide ‘The Fringes of Fife’… Browsing through a pile of old and dusty books stacked up in a darkened corner of an old bookshop, I stumbled upon a gem. The Fringes of Fife by John Geddie was published in 1894 and describes in detail his travels along the coastline in a

Walk Fife launch crowd funding campaign

Walk Fife, which is run by volunteers, shares walking routes, paths and trails for exploring the Kingdom of Fife on foot. Routes include easy going strolls to tougher long distance walks such as the well trodden Fife Coastal Path. The team share the walks via video, podcasts and mapping and are now looking to expand and upgrade the service they offer to encourage even more people to enjoy Fife’s varied

Bibi’s Little Baking School, Fife

Feeling the need to knead? Bread baking classes are being hosted at Bibi’s Little Baking School in Earlsferry, Fife by Fiona Pratt who already runs the successful Bibi’s Bakery in Hanover Street, Edinburgh. The school opened at her home in 2017 and classes include Scandi baking, marvellous macaroons and gluten-free baking. For parents or grandparents trying to think of things to do during the long summer holidays there are some parent

Yurts in Scotland; Fife and The Trossachs

If you’ve a yen for a yurt then both these locations might be easy on the eye. The first is in Fife, on the Cambo Estate, and, because it’s May, their famous snowdrops might still be out – and the second is in The Trossachs close to Loch Lomond (pictured above).  Trossach Yurts started as an organic farm called West Moss-side near Stirling and is also a centre for craft workshops and

Fife Fisherman; portraits and recipes

Three years ago photographer Caroline Trotter was driving past fish sheds in St Andrews and saw local fisherman Jim Buttercase (above) sitting amongst the nets. She persuaded him to have his portrait taken and that was how Caroline’s series of portraits of Fife fisherman began. While Caroline was taking the pictures, her husband, the chef Christopher Trotter chatted to the fisherman about their favourite fish dishes providing inspiration for his

Local Christmas Shopping Guide 5: Fashion & Beauty

In part five of our local Christmas shopping guide we’re looking at fashion and beauty present ideas.   Sophie Alexis, who is based in Dunfermline,  is usually busy making brides look beautiful on their special day, but your could buy a voucher towards her two-hour make up masterclasses for £35. Or, for the bathing beauties in your life, try Beatitude bath and body oils. Started by Rebecca O’Connor, who is

Local Christmas Shopping Guide #3: food, glorious food

Instead of buying a ready-made hamper for someone for this Christmas, you could make up your own hamper with foods from Fife. Ardross Farm Shop, near Elie in Fife is a nice place to visit anyway, and their home-made steak pie would be great for a New Year’s Day dinner,  or a ham on the bone from Puddledub Pork in Auchtertool (£42) would go down well on Boxing Day. Balance

A winter walk from Leven to Largo (and back!)

A lovely walk for this time of year is to set out for Lower Largo from the Promenade at Leven. You can walk the whole way on the beach so it’s an easy, flat saunter of just a few miles. Once you’ve passed the links of Lundin Golf Club and reached the edge of Lower Largo, head into the village and enjoy what feels like a well deserved glass of