This evening, I am focusing on the quaint fishing village of Pittenweem which is located on the Fife Coast and looks east across the North Sea.

Pittenweem is one a string of old fishing villages located in the East Neuk of Fife and which are linked by the A917 road which in turn boosts tourism to this popular area. The main activity here is commercial fishing coupled with a fish market on the harbour. The village can trace its history back to the 7th century AD when the missionary St Fillan used the area as a base for converting the local Picts to Christianity. In the 13th century there was a priory. The harbour dates from the 16th century and evidences thelong-term fishing and trading activities with northern Europe which underpinned the prosperity of the community. Nowadays, artists are attracted to the village which is well endowed with galleries.

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