This evening, our tour group is in Dunkeld, a country town in the heart of Scotland. Weather has been superb, warm, sunny and lots of blue sky.

Today, we commenced our tour from Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland and then headed for a tour of the quaint fishing villages around the Fife Coast ( East of Scotland) taking in:

  • Lower Largo, where was born one Alexander Selkirk, the role model for Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.  We saw the birthplace of Selkirk and then had a quick stroll along the sandy beach.

Lower Largo

Alexander selkirk

  • St. Monans with its historic church and views across the Firth of Forth.

St Monans

  • Pittenweem, a busy commercial fishing port whilst retaining colour and history.

Pittenweem

  • Anstruther, another port but this time given over to pleasure boats. here we availed of lunch at the famous Anstruther Fish Bar (fish and chips).
  • Crail, very scenic and quaint. This was once a very busy fishing port but now apparently concentrating on small scale lobster fishing.

Crail

To conclude this section of the tour we arrived at St Andrews where we visited the medieval cathedral, ruined castle and famous Old Course (Golf). It was graduation day at the famous University which resulted in a number of gowned students and proud parents enjoying the local heritage in the sunshine.

Old Course St Andrews

St Andrews Castle

St Andrews Cathedral

Our final stop for the day was the Pictish Stone collection at Meigle which dates back to around the 9th century.

Pictish Stone at Meigle

We arrived at our destination for the evening at Hatton Grange, Dunkeld at about 6.00pm. A very pleasant country location with wildlife which includes deer.

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