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

Kincardine restaurant, The Unicorn Inn wins food & drink award

The family run Unicorn Inn, Kincardine has won a Taste Our Best award. The brasserie received the award on 15 January for their commitment to including and promoting Scottish food and drink on their menu. Brian Jones and his wife Michelle include dishes such as a haggis and tattie scone tower, Scottish smoked salmon with pickled beetroot and Scottish strawberry pavlova with fruit coulis on their menu. Michelle and Brian

Tilly’s Vegetarian Cafe, Carnock, Fife

The tiny village of Carnock in Fife is the unlikely home of a new vegetarian cafe.  Sharon Sutherland, a vegetarian for the past 30 years, and her partner, Steven Smith opened Tilly’s Organic Coffee House and vegetarian cafe on 6 September 2014.  Luckily for them, their son Robbie Sutherland (pictured above) is the chef and has worked at Pillars of Hercules in Falkland as well as The Adamson and Rocca

Dunfermline law firm has upcycled makeover

The statutory blue flecked carpet and shiny wood furniture that characterise so many legal offices are all too often made over with black leather, chrome and a job lot of abstract wall art so it’s refreshing to see Dunfermline law firm Stevenson & Marhsall  set an imaginative precedent by appointing interior designer and upcycling specialist Claire Christie of Clarabella Christie to give their offices a charming makeover. With the assistance

Dave does Dunfermline: latest Scotland in Detail

Introducing ‘Dunfermline’, the latest in journalist David Cowan’s popular Scotland in Detail series. You can check out the other featured towns here. The colourful posters are printed on quality A2 paper and cost £50 each including post and packaging. The Dunfermline poster is a limited edition A3 size and costs £40. Queries and orders should be sent to