Fife

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

Introducing Dunfermline architecture – crow stepped gables, art deco beauties and a dash of pseudo brutalism

We’re excited to bring you this new regular feature from Sam Foster of Sam Foster Architects in Dunfermline. Over the coming months Sam will be looking at some of the fascinating buildings and landmarks of Dunfermline and Fife. As soon as you brave an upward look and risk exposing your throat to that biting north-easterly you’ll start to see it: we are  completely and utterly surrounded by a wealth of

And the award for best picture goes to…Fife Independent Film Expo

Have you made Scotland’s answer to Birdman or Whiplash? If so dust off your dickie bow and shake out your slinkiest gown because you could be going to an awards ceremony. Fife Independent Film Expo is a grassroots film screening event run by Fife Cultural Trust, showcasing the best of independent micro budget films in Scotland. The deadline for submissions is 16 March and screening will take place at Lochgelly

Ardnamurchan distillery makes it on to world’s hottest new attractions for 2015

Lonely Planet has included an Ardnamurchan distillery as one of the world’s hottest new attractions for 2015. Adelphi Whisky, based in Charlestown, Fife is delighted that their new distillery which is on the shores of Loch Sunart in the Western Highlands achieved a place on the much-coveted list.  In Autumn 2013 Avocado Sweet featured Adelphi when Prince Albert of Monaco,  the company’s most famous customer, along with Princess Charlene, planted a tree

Islay and french gin; the latest on gin by Paul, Reuben’s Wine store

Paul from Reuben’s Wine Store gives us the low down on gin. The store will be hosting a gin tasting at The Bruery, Dunfermline this Thursday, 22 January. Shaken, not stirred! ……. …. There’s something very British about Gin, not just because of London Dry or the links with Imperial rule in the far-east but the way it’s been ever present in our society for so long and across so