Pittenweem Arts Festival 2013

It’s been a busy weekend however the highlight was today, which was spent at the Arts Festival in Pittenweem.

Pittenweem2013 (1)The East Neuk of Fife is one of my favourite places to visit in Scotland, especially on a sunny, warm day like today. I’ve written about it in previous posts, but this time of year is particularly special as the village becomes one big art and crafts gallery. Residents open up their homes, as living rooms, kitchens, wash houses, garages and gardens become gallery space for nine days. The majority of work is available to buy and there is a wide variety for sale.

Pittenweem2013 (10) Pittenweem2013 (8) Pittenweem2013 (12) Pittenweem2013 (16)Venue are identified by their blue and white numbered sign, though there is a guide available to purchase which contains all the details of the exhibitors and a map. People wander in and out, and when they’re in need of a rest they head for the local tearooms, bars or perch themselves on a bit of sea wall and look out to Edinburgh and Lothian. The atmosphere is relaxed, chilled and creative – perfect for the Busy Thistle!

Besides the venues, Pittenweem itself is an ideal photographic spot…

Pittenweem2013 (13) Pittenweem2013 (15) Pittenweem2013 (17) Pittenweem2013 (21) Pittenweem2013 (22) Pittenweem2013 (5)Afterwards, we walked to Anstruther for fish and chips, however the queues were horrendous so we got in the car and headed to Newport, across from Dundee. This was the view as we sat and ate a very tasty fish supper:

Pittenweem2013 (24)I defy anyone who is a critic of this part of Scotland to have a problem with this view for an evening picnic..

The festival is on for the rest of this week and next weekend so if you get the chance head over and check it out!

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6 thoughts on “Pittenweem Arts Festival 2013

  1. creative pixie on said:

    Great photos

  2. Elaine Wilson on said:

    Great photos of a lovely day. We visited the festival yesterday and would highly recommend it. Like you went to anstruther for fish and chips. Gave up because of the enormous Q but found a chip van in Elie which was fab. Sat on the green. Perfect day.

  3. ah yummy, F&C from the Silvery Tay, better than Anstruther anyway!

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