11 Jul 2022
The Kingdom of Fife, known mainly as the home of golf and for the multiple fishing villages as well as being home to the ex-capital of Scotland, however, there is a lot more on offer here, especially if you are Instagram inclined.
Why not take a visit to some of these places and see how spectacular a snap you can take to go up on the gram:
Forth Rail Bridge – Situated across the Firth of Forth the bridge that opened in 1890 and is now known around the world as the most famous cantilever design and in 2015 became the sixth World Heritage site in Scotland. Head down to North Queensferry and take in the sights from the harbour and see if you can get the perfect picture for you.
Victorian Drinking Fountain – Located beside the River Tay at Newport-on-Tay, the fountain was gifted to the town in 1882 and even though now the taps run dry, it is still a beautiful place to take some pics, especially when the sun is setting in the backdrop with the River Tay behind it.
The Mining Boy – This massive (13 meters to be exact) heritage mural in Cowdenbeath pays homage to what the town once was, a mining town. The illustration that was designed and put in place by Kerry Wilson and partner, Gordon Forbes took a few days to illustrate and seven days to complete onsite using 12-metre high scaffolding. You can also find art on shop shutters where two girls feature which is perfect for some snaps.
Mural of Caroline Weir – Located on Pittencrieff Street, close to Caroline’s old Primary School, the mural was commissioned by Twitter and FIFA to promote women in football and the World Cup, and was painted by Lesley Barnes. The mural was not only a proud moment for Weir but also for the whole of Scotland as it was the first time the woman’s team had qualified for the competition, making it a great place to get a modern historic snap.
Culross Palace & Culross – Culross, possibly Scotland’s most complete example of a burgh of the 17th and 18th centuries full of wonders that can be seen throughout the hit US TV series, Outlander, making it a great place to add to the gram for anyone that is a fan.
Dunfermline Abbey – The Abbey Church is the centrepiece of Dunfermline, one of the oldest settlements in Scotland and also where Robert the Bruce, minus the heart, is buried which the tomb of who can be seen inside the Abbey and the name of which is branded around the top parapet – perfect for a snap from any angle.
Swilken Bridge – A must-see for any golf fan, located between the first and eighteenth fairways on the Old Course in St Andrews. It has also become customary for champions of golf to publicly show some sort of homage or respect to the structure. A recent display was by Tom Watson in July 2010 at The Open, when he was photographed kissing the bridge, so why not go along and try to create a similar photo to spice up your Instagram.