Crail Harbor in Scotland
Aberdour Castle in Easter Aberdour, Scotland
To piggy-back on my recent post about Elie, Scotland, today I want to make mention of a splendid farm shop located about a mile outside of the village, right off of A917. It is called Ardross Farm Shop and it was so splendid, in fact, that we made the hour and ten minute journey from Edinburgh two additional times!
When Mr. C and I travel, our basic routine is to eat the majority of lunches out, as we often spend our days driving and exploring. We prefer to cook breakfasts and dinners in (one of many reasons we always rent a home rather than stay in a hotel). Truthfully, it’s Mr. C who does most (okay, all) of the cooking, although I’m pretty good at drinking wine and cheering him along. We enjoy dining at home when we travel for a few reasons.
Forth Bridge and Forth Road Bridge in east central Scotland
Hi, Friends! I’m so glad you stopped by today. Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
I have been reflecting back on a few of the Scottish villages that Mr. C and I only saw a peek of but that someday deserve a second look. Elie is one of those places. I can’t help but feel that we somehow missed the boat on this one.
Located on the Firth of Forth in the East Neuk of Fife, Elie is a popular and picturesque seaside village that was established in the 16th century. It became a Burgh of Barony in 1589 and as such, was under the control of the Lairds of Ardross – landowners who held their estates directly from The Crown. The Lairds were in control of the town council and court and therefore, the villagers were dependent upon these men in matters of trade. (Burghs were abolished in 1975.)
St. Monans, Fife, Scotland
Newark Castle in Fife, Scotland
Before I share today’s photo, I want to briefly mention that My Plaid Heart is going to take a short break for the next three weeks or so. I’ll be excited to return on August 11 to celebrate a special day with you. Can’t wait to see you then!
I hope everyone is doing well! Today we are going to jump in our car and head about fifty miles to the northeast of Edinburgh to a delightful little village on the Firth of Forth.
You know how sometimes in travels you happen upon a place that is just as pretty as a picture? Pittenweem, Scotland is one of those places.
Mr. C and I unfortunately didn’t have a lot of time to spend in this sweet village and there were some things we missed seeing (like St. Fillan’s Cave – the hideout of the Irish saint with the glowing arm – d’oh!), but this place is most definitely going on the list for a revisit in the future. In fact, we are considering making Pittenweem our home base on next year’s trip. (Is it next year yet? No? Crap.)
Located in the East Neuk of Fife, Pittenweem is a real charmer.