Tag "Fife"

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

Jill Calder illustrates the story of Robert the Bruce

With the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn being commemorated this year, a stunning new telling of the Robert the Bruce story has been produced by Edinburgh based publishers Birlinn Books. With text by award winning author James Robertson the book has been illustrated by Scotland’s finest Jill Calder.┬áJill spent a year working on the illustrations for this book, producing over 174 large sheets of ink drawings and lettering

Whisky makes the world go round: new distillery for Fife whisky company

Without whisky Prince Albert of Monaco and Alex Bruce, a descendant of Robert the Bruce would never have met. It was Adelphi whisky, bottled in Charlestown, Fife that brought the two together; the Monagasque royal buys whisky from Alex who manages the company. Scotland’s national drink could be the unsung hero of international relations. When Alex heard that the Prince,who loves Scotland, was doing a private tour with Princess Charlene,

Raise your glasses for L’Art du Vin, Charlestown, Fife

Taking wine to the remotest pub on mainland Britain is wine merchant, Philippe Larue’s most challenging delivery. With no road leading to The Old Forge at Knoydart, access is by boat from Mallaig. ‘It’s like a military expedition,’ laughs Philippe of L’Art du Vin, Charlestown, Fife. As France’s wine consumption continues to freefall it’s down to two Frenchmen, Philippe and his colleague Richard Bouglet, to meet the increasing demand from