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Mick
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PostSubject: Burntisland & the Firth of Forth   Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:44 pm

As you know we stayed at Burntisland last weekend, at San's brother & SiL's house, just thought I would show a few photo's & a video of the town & the surrounding area.
We took the Fife Coastal route to Burntisland, which I thoroughly recommend, if you are ever in this part of Scotland. This is a brief outlay of the route.
Fife Coastal Route - 85miles/136km
Between the Firths of Forth and Tay lies the historic Kingdom of Fife. Best known is St Andrews, "Home of Golf" and seat of Scotland's oldest university. Just to the south of St Andrews are the picturesque villages of the East Neuk with their distinctive pantiled roofs and unspoilt beaches. More golden sands can be enjoyed at Burntisland and Aberdour. Less than 30 minutes from Scotland's modern capital is the country's ancient capital, Dunfermline, "The Westminster of the North" and final resting place of Robert the Bruce. Don't miss Deep Sea World at North Queensferry where the longest underwater safari will take you exploring far beneath the waves. Further west is 16th century Culross, an outstanding example of a 16th century town. Whether you approach the Fife Coastal Route from Edinburgh to the south or Dundee to the north you can be sure of spectacular scenery and first class attractions.
On the way to Burntisland, from Aberdour, there is a viewing point that looks over the Firth of Forth towards Edinburgh. San took a few photo's & a video of what we saw. This photo is of the two bridges, the rail bridge is the nearer one, with the road bridge, which is going to be replaced, in the background.

A lot of islands are along the Forth, that were heavily fortified during the second world war. As they were protecting Edinburgh & Rosyth, the Naval port on the Forth.

The start of the video is from the Forth road & rail bridges heading along the coast towards North Berwick. The scenery & view is absolutely stunning, so sorry that the video doesn't do it justice.

On the Sunday I went for a walk with Billy & the kids, (not Billy the Kid before anyone wisecracks), & took a few more photo's of Burntisland & it's surrounding countryside. Luckily, it was a beautiful sunny day.
This is the Binn, a volcanic plug, which is over 630 feet high.

The kids on the beach at Burntisland Bay, looking towards Kinghorn.

Another view of the Binn & Burntisland.

The old dockyards showing the rails that the cranes that used to unload the ships ran on. (Sorry not a quality photo).

The old toll house in the Harbour.

A few photo's now from a viewing point overlooking the town of Burntisland & also out towards the Forth. The first photo shows where the Highland games is held in the summer, on the grass area. Burntisland is home to the second oldest highland games in the world starting in 1652. The Games take place on the third Monday of July, the start of the Fife/Glasgow fair fortnight, and a local market and summer fairground takes place on the same day.

A view over towards Edinburgh, where on the far right is a hill called Arthur's seat, which is part of Holyrood Park.

Arthur's seat is the second hill from the left in this photo, looking towards Edinburgh again, with the Pentland Hills in the background.

Overlooking Burntisland docks towards the two bridges again.













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PostSubject: Re: Burntisland & the Firth of Forth   Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:47 pm


great pics Mick ( better than usual ) !

rep ! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Burntisland & the Firth of Forth   Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:55 pm

beeech wrote:

great pics Mick ( better than usual ) !

rep ! Wink


Muchos Gracias Senorita, took me over an hour to put all that together. surprised

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PostSubject: Re: Burntisland & the Firth of Forth   Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:57 pm

Mick wrote:
beeech wrote:

great pics Mick ( better than usual ) !

rep ! Wink


Muchos Gracias Senorita, took me over an hour to put all that together. surprised

and ?.........




1 rep is enough !

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PostSubject: Re: Burntisland & the Firth of Forth   Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:59 pm

It wasn't about that, I just realised how long it took. eek

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PostSubject: Re: Burntisland & the Firth of Forth   Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:01 am

Mick wrote:
It wasn't about that




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PostSubject: Re: Burntisland & the Firth of Forth   Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:36 am

yes been to Edinburgh Mick, enjoyed reading that, have a rep cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Burntisland & the Firth of Forth   Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:56 pm

Looks a lovely area Mick & the pics are great.

I'm ashamed to say I've never been to Scotland. Embarassed

Rep from me, too.

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PostSubject: Re: Burntisland & the Firth of Forth   Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:27 pm

Beautiful place with great people Jen. clap clap Had to say that, as San was looking over my shoulder, at that time. clever

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PostSubject: Re: Burntisland & the Firth of Forth   Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:34 pm

that was a lovely review of a area I have been too. I live in Dunfermline and Deepsea world is a great place to visit.
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PostSubject: Re: Burntisland & the Firth of Forth   Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:12 pm

I missed this one Mick, must have been when my orange were not working, nice pics bud clap

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PostSubject: Re: Burntisland & the Firth of Forth   Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:04 pm

Yes . . missed this too . . lovely pics . . . rep Mick! Very Happy
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