Wee Book of Fife If the Kingdom of Fife only offered the
photographer picturesque old fishing villages like Elie, St
Monance, Pitenweem, Anstruther and Crail, it would be sheer
paradise - but there's so much more to it than that. There's
the historic town of Dunfermline with its magnificent Abbey
- the site of Robert the Bruce's burial. Formerly Scotland's
capital and the place where the king in Sir Patrick Spens's
poem famously drank the 'bluid-red wine', Dunfermline is the
birthplace of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and has one of
Britain's most beautiful public parks - Pittencrief Park. Situated
a few miles south-west of Dunfermline is Culross. Here, amongst
the narrow cobbled streets and the houses with their crow-stepped
roofs and distinctive pan-tiles, you'll find yourself transported
back to the sixteenth century. To the east is Fife's most industrial
town, Kirkcaldy, and further round the coast is St Andrews,
the home of golf. Scotland's oldest university, currently the
place of study for a certain William Windsor, was founded here
in 1413. And the beaches at St Andrews and Burntisland are justly
recognised as two of Scotland's top beaches. So, whether you
live here or are just passing through, The Wee Book of Fife
is the perfect memento of the area.
Enter the Kingdom (Luath Guides to... Fife) From the world
famous golfing town of St Andrews to the picturesque coastal
villages of the East Neuk, from the Forth bridges and the traditional
industries to the archaeology and the land, Fife has seen great
change over the centuries, yet retains many traditions. This
book tells the story of the people who left their mark and the
events which influenced the development of a nation, as well
as detailing the areas that are as lovely today as they were
400 years ago. Topics covered include: background history of
all areas mentioned; sites of archaeological interest; the history
of mining; walking in Fife; and useful visitor information.
of East Fife Fisher-folk.
Cycle Route (Kingdom of Fife....
the Mining Kingdom.
Last Days of Steam.
and East Fife: The Twentieth... Century.
of Newark Castle, St.Monans,....
Perthshire and Angus (Exploring...
This series provides an introduction to the archaeological heritage
of Scotland, detailing the story of one part of the country.
The details are filled in by a gazetteer of the most interesting
and best preserved monuments, and aim to encourage the reader
to explore further using the full-colour section on day excursions.
This volume details skilfully carved Pictish cross-slabs, great
abbeys and castles, and the imposing cathedrals of Arbroath
and St Andrews, together with the Royal Palace of Falkland.
Examples of rural architecture are also documented.
Touring Guides: The Heart and... West Of Fife.
and Perthshire: Including Kinross... This guide covers a
varied landscape area that is accessible to the highly populated
Central Lowlands of Scotland, including the great cities of
Glasgow and Edinburgh. Human endeavour, coupled with a proud
colourful heritage, is evident everywhere, in the pretty and
historic coastal towns such as St Andrews, in the rolling Lomond
Hills and scenic Loch Leven, and, moving further north towards
the higher ground, in the mountainous areas around Pitlochry,
where the autumn colours have to be seen to be believed. Visits
to the area are addictive, causing many to return again and
again to the ancient "kingdoms" of Fife and Perth,
legendary birthplace of the heartland of Scotland, for further
exploration and pleasure.
Fife Coast: From the Forth Bridges... to Leuchars by the
Castles Coast and the East Neuk.
the sma' lines and the creels to... the seine net and the
prawns: A study of the inshore fishing industry around the east
coast of Fife from St. Andrews to Buckhaven.
To Tour St Andrews