August is here and Edinburgh is awash with thousands of ‘culture vultures’ attending the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe. It’s not the only festival in Scotland that is starting this week though; the Pittenweem Arts Festival kicks off tomorrow. Today’s photo is from last year, this seemingly out of place camel on the harbour is the work of Helen Denerley and is made from welded scrap metal.
Pittemween is one of the quaint but strikingly beautiful fishing villages in the East Neuk (East corner) of Fife, 20 minutes from St Andrews. Pittenweem is a haven for artists who find the light and scenery conducive to painting and drawing. This year there are over 100 artists opening their homes to exhibit and sell their work. Houses, cottages, garages, gardens, lofts, sheds are all given up to become artists’ studios. That’s not to mention the music, drama, a ceilidh (Scottish traditional dance), films, workshops and talks from artists.
A scrap metal dog looks out at the harbour.
This area of Scotland is a must for incentive groups who appreciate picturesque coastal villages where you can enjoy local langoustines (prawns) or lobsters straight out of the Firth of Forth. Apart from the obvious golf, there is a raft of activities and historical places to host gala dinners along with some of Scotland’s best-loved resort hotels close by.
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