Today, our tour group left Edinburgh promptly at 0915 and then headed north to commence a tour of the Fife Coast, north east of Edinburgh. After about 1 hour we reached our first destination of Lower Largo. Here is a summary of the tour progress:

  • Lower Largo, a former fishing village on the coast which was the birthplace of Andrew Selkirk, the real world role model for Robinson Crusoe.

Alexander Selkirk

 

  • St. Monans with its historic church. A service was in process during our visit but we still walked round the exterior of the church and admired the local area.

St Monans Church

  • Ellie, with its sandy beach and yachts.

Ellie

  • Pittenweem, still engaged in  commercial fishing with a fleet of fishing boats in port.
  • Anstruther. There was an added bonus here as there were various activities in process in support of a lifeboat appeal. There was a small fleet of Porsche cars, veteran cars dating back to the 1920s, motorcycles and veteran tractors . We availed of lunch at the famous Anstruther Fish Bar.

Anstruther

Veteran Car

Anstruther Fish Bar

  • Crail. A very quaint and colourful harbour where lobster fishing is still undertaken.

Crail

  • St. Andrews. Here we visited the famous (ruined) Cathedral, viewed the castle, walked through town past the University buildings to arrive at the famous Old Course where we took pics at Swilken Bridge.

St Andrews Castle

  • Our final destination was the famous collection of Pictish stones at Meigle in central Scotland. We were fortunate to have benefit of  a short talk/description by the local museum manager who is also studying these, mainly 9th century, carvings for a Phd.

Carved Pictish Stone

We arrive at our destination near Dunkeld about 5.45pm. Later we went into Dunkeld for dinner.

Weather today was benign and relatively sunny.

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