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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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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove, Glasgow

 

This evening,  am focusing on the Art Gallery and Museum at Kelvingrove located in Kelvin Park in the West End of Glasgow. The building was designed by J.W. Simpson and E.J. Milner Allen  and opened in 1901 as the centrepiece of the International Exhibition in Kelvingrove Park. Design style is Spanish Baroque and the building is constructed of red sandstone.

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This evening, my focus is on the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art with particular emphasis on the history of the building in the context of the commercial development of Glasgow.

Today, the building houses an art collection displayed on four floors with each floor designed to reflect the elements air, water, earth and fire.  However, the building actually dates back to the 18th century and the prosperity generated by the tobacco trade with America.

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