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Dunfermline Palace

This is somewhat a strange one; as I clearly have memories, of the tales, with regards to Dunfermline Palace being brought up in Fife and having a keen interest in such reports. Looking through the usual places on-line, gives no indication that the tale I know, has been recorded; for others to read and share. …

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The Tay Bridge Disaster

At approximately 7:15 p.m, on the stormy night of the 28th December 1879, the central navigation spans of the Tay bridge collapsed into the Firth of Tay at Dundee, taking with them a train, 6 carriages and 75 souls to their fate. At the time, a gale estimated at Beaufort force 10/11 was blowing down …

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Balmerino Abbey 2013

Balmerino Abbey is a Cistercian Abbey, now in ruins. The Abbey was built in 1229 by Queen Ermengarde, the mother of Alexander 2nd. During the Reformation, followers of John Knox destroyed the abbey and killed the monks. Nowadays, it is said that ghostly monks can still be seen pushing wheelbarrows around the grounds. In the …

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Macduff’s Castle

Region: Fife Location: East Wemyss, Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 – 56.162496,-3.05803 Details: MacDuff’s Castle is a ruined castle near East Wemyss, in Fife, Scotland. The site is associated with the MacDuff Earls of Fife, the most powerful family in Fife in the middle ages, although nothing survives from this period. The present ruins are the remains …

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St Bridget’s Kirk – 16th June 2013

Location Visit – 16th March 2013 An atmospheric location nestled within a wooded coastal position on the outskirts of Dalgety Bay, in the Kingdom Of Fife. It’s a former church, which now sits in surprisingly good condition, contrary to the online reports of being “just a ruin”. Dating back as far as 1178 and then …

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St Andrews Castle

St Andrews has always been known as the religious centre of Scotland, especially in times gone by when pilgrims would flock from far and wide to get a glimpse of the precious relics of St Andrew the apostle. Its little wonder therefore, that we have locations within this picturesque seaside town, that locals and visitors …

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