Pittenweem Harbour, Fife, Scotland.

This evening, I am posting information on the fishing port of Pittenweem which is situated on the Fife Coast, about eleven miles south of St. Andrews in eastern Scotland.

High Street, Pittenweem, Scotland

The name Pittenweem is derived from the Gaelic for ‘cave place’, which is apposite because here can be found St. Fillan’s Cave, named after an early (7th century) Christian missionary. Other information:

  • A Priory was established at Pittenweem in the 13th century.
  • The Parish Church also dates from the 13th century and is joined to the Tolbooth.
  • The harbour (below) dates from the 16th century and still operates as a busy commercial fishing port.

  • Today, the town is a popular home for artists and craftpeople. There is also a chocolate making company in the High Street.
  • Many tourists are attracted to the town which boasts quaint old cottages with traditional pantile roofs.
  • Pittenweem is on the route of the Fife Coastal Path, which covers 117 miles.

Hungry heron at Pittenweem harbour

Quaint Cottage, Pittenweem, Scotland.

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