Elie Beach, Fife, Scotland

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Edinburgh and drove north to South Queensferry to view two famous  bridges, namely the Forth Rail Bridge ( 1890s) and Forth Road Bridge (1960s). There is also a new road bridge under construction.

Forth Rail Bridge, South Queensferry, Scotland

Video clip of Forth bridges.

Next, we travelled across the Forth Road Bridge, which provided views of new aircraft carriers under construction, and then to the Fife Coast which borders the Firth of Forth. Along this coast we called in at:

  • Lower Largo, which has connections with Robinson Crusoe via ‘real world’ role model Alexander Selkirk.
  • Elie, with its extensive sandy beach and water activities.
  • St Monans and its famous church.
  • Pittenweem, with active fishing harbour.
  • Anstruther,where we stopped for lunch at the famous Anstruther Fish Bar.
  • Crail, with its picturesque harbour.
  • St Andrews,where we stopped for souvenir shopping and to visit the Old Course and St Andrews Links Club House.

Firth of Forth from Lower Largo, Scotland

Alexander Selkirk Statue, Lower Largo

Lower Largo, fife, Scotland

Video clip of Elie beach and harbour.

St Monans Church, Fife

Crail Harbour, Fife, Scotland

St Andrews town centre, Scotland

St Andrews Golf Links

After concluding the coastal tour we drove north for about three hours, through Highland Perthshire and the Scottish Highlands to our destination of Inverness where we checked into our lodgings for the night.

Tomorrow, we visit important sites close to Inverness and then travel down the Great Glen to Fort William.

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