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The Forth Rail Bridge
The Fife Coastal Footpath
Boat dock on Inchcolm Island in the Forth.
Two beaches, a harbour, a castle, rock-climbing on the cliff, bowling on the green, 4 pubs, half a dozen restaurants and the best-kept train station in Britain - Aberdour is a gem, don't miss it. You could make a 1/2 day excursion there and take the train back.
Limekilns and Culross (pronounced Q-ross)
Two historic villages a short drive West from North Queensferry. They are very photogenic - take your camera.
Deep Sea World Aquarium
The largest aquarium in Scotland is situated just a couple of minutes walk from our house. It features an exciting journey through an underwater tunnel with close-up views of sharks and the other fishy inhabitants. There are also many pools and tanks with interesting fish and animals. A good place to visit if the weather isn't suitable for outdoor trips.
In our village we have an expert ornithologist. He writes articles for the village news about the bird life to be seen locally. The species he mentions include: Water Rail, Sedge Warbler, Reed Bunting, Whtethroat, Willow Warbler, Linnet, Green Woodpecker, Terns, Kittiwakes, Arctic Skuas, Great skuas, Red-throated and Black-throated Divers, five species of Grebe, Auks , Redshank and Curlew.
Sailing and Windsurfing
Most days there's plenty of wind for some exciting sailing. Across the water is Port Edgar which is a yacht marina and a couple of miles East of us on the Fife coast is Dalgety Bay Sailing Club.
Scotland is the birthplace of golfing and courses are to be found everywhere. You're only 35 minutes by car from Royal St. Andrews and its famous Old Course.
Edinburgh is only 18 minutes by train and is a beautiful, historic city where there is lots to see and do especially in August, when the Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe takes place.
Other places of interest in the city are the new Scottish Parliament, Botanical Gardens, National Galleries, Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Castle, Real Mary King's Close, Holyroodhouse Palace - The Queen's official residence, Camera Obscura, Dynamic Earth, Royal Observatory, Scottish Seabird Centre, Scotch Whisky Centre, The Tartan Shop, Royal Museum of Scotland, shopping on Princes Street, The Military Tatoo, Edinburgh Zoo.
The Royal Highland Show
Takes place in June at Ingliston - near Edinburgh Airport.
Rugby & Football
In Edinburgh there is Murryfield stadium, Glasgow is the home of Celtic and Rangers, locally, there is Dunfermline.
At Murryfield stadium, all year and in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh at Christmas.
The film"Braveheart" is Hollywood's treatment of the story of William Wallace.
The Wallace Memorial
Falkland has been a royal place since the days of the Stewarts. King James II adopted it as a royal home (it had earlier been a castle of the MacDuff family) and it was used as a hunting lodge in the 12th century. In those days the Forest of Falkland had stags and wild boar and falconry was a popular sport.
The Ochills, Dollar Village, Castle Campbell
Concentrating much of what makes Scotland appealing, in Dollar, Clackmananshire you have beautiful stone-built houses, a castle, the glorious hills and a hidden glen with an impressive waterfall.
Knockhill Racing Circuit
Apart from serious motor sport, there's Go-Kart racing for boys of all ages. There's also go-karting at Livingston and Glenrothes, both are a short drive away.
Clay Pidgeon Shooting, Hovercraft Driving & Quad Biking
Visit our friends John and Margaret Graham at Craigluscar Farm, just outside of Dunfermline and try your hand at these exciting activities.
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