Our next home exchange was a wee country cottage in the East Newk of Fife. Near St Andrews, an old university town in the Kingdom of Fife. We had a great time meeting up with my family and visiting the many quaint fishing villages along the east newk. We also had a great night with the neighbours to the cottage who showed us amazing Scottish hospitality. We visited the famous Wemyss Ware pottery and watched local potters at work.
Still in Orkney, braving the winds and enjoying the Orkney Show today. The locals know to wear their welly boots as the mud is very thick. Had a great day out viewing the local cattle and sampling the local oatcakes, cheeses, whisky and beer. Ye canny whack it! Also saw a spectacle. A local custom of “blackening”. A group of lassies running through the crowds, whistles blowing until they caught one lassie who is seemingly about to be married. They covered her in tomato sauce and black treacle and stuck rice crispies and other bits to her and then threw her into a cart and paraded her around the town. A local custom seemingly. Very quaint.
I’ve never seen a road sign like this before. I suppose I have never been in Otter country either. Nor have I seen a car sign quite like this one!