Friday, February 24, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Inverkeithing Pubs, take-aways, shops and camping shop

http://www.akelasden.co.uk/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=39
Camping equipment  at Akelas den, just 2 kms from the campsite.


Campers can walk up to this pub from the campsite, it's about a mile.
There is a good cycle/walking path just a few yards from the campsite.
Real ale sold here at Burgh Arms




A butcher, a baker, a fishmonger, chinese take away, mini supermarket, Post office, bank, library (fax,computer), phone box, 2 hairdressers, 2 chemists, bicycle shop, 2 newsagents, 2 charity shops, 4 pubs, etc.





Inverkeithing Friary gardens
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Inverkeithing


Pinkerton burn runs through our land. It was said to run red for 3 days after this battle!


Lots of local historical interest as well as on our land - old smithy waterwheel used to be here as well as small gauge railway, gravel pit and sandstone quarry where our cottages were built from.


the "Burro" tent pitch is off the original donkey and cart track that ran up to "Rosebank" - the ruins of which can be seen.

Adverts for camping in Fife Scotland

http://www.insiderscotland.com/top-10-scottish-campsites-for-2013/

Camping directory   http://www.camping-directory.info/index.php?site=15

ukcampsite http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=6898


campsite pitches


Search Scotland http://www.searchscotland.org/details/dales-farm-campsite.html

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Events Festivals Family activities Lochore Meadows

http://www.fifedirect.org.uk/atoz/index.cfm?fuseaction=facility.display&facid=0B6823E1-ACDA-943D-A0D046DA0CD23C31
Lochore meadows, approx 12 miles north - boating, golf, fishing...

This enterprising lad, commisioned a spoon as a memento of his Scottish holiday.
He then went on to make a gift of this little spoon, he made with his Swiss army knife.
Thank you, it's a treasure and we enjoyed having you and your family to camp.

http://www.visitdunfermline.com/whatson.php
Free events in January

See also http://www.holiday-cottage-edinburgh.blogspot.com/ for other events and Edinburgh festivals, etc.

Scotfest at Alva Glen by the Ochils.
http://www.alvaglen.org.uk/

Linlithgow is a good little town with various specialist shops.
Also a lovely lake and palace with various events
http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/propertyoverview?PropID=PL_199&PropName=Linlithgow%20Palace

http://www.fifefarmersmarket.co.uk/
Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, etc.

http://www.peebles-highland-games.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=115&Itemid=141
for information on "Tossing the Caber" and history of the Highland Games




When you're tired of cooking beans and bangers on your camp fire,visit Arbroath http://www.oldboatyard.co.uk/ or Marco's famous fish and chip shop (Daily Record).




Some people cook their potatoes on a campfire instead of using them as ears!

This little girl came in to camp carrying a teddy bear and left with a boat.