Monday, 6 June 2011

Fae Fife?

Readers will know that Scotland is apart, separate, from England.

Few will know that Fife, the square of land between the Firths of Tay and Forth, is apart, separate again from Scotland. 

For centuries its been known as The Kingdom of Fife.
 And Fifers are just that bit different.

Fife is where Alex Jordan has his home and business, and it was here at the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther, that he conceived the plan to start the Scottish Coastal Rowing Project.

It is peculiar to the people of Anstruther that they pronounce it Ainster. 
But that's Fifers for you.  

You can keep your Californian Girls, give me some of those Fay Fifers any day. 

These brilliant photos were taken by Snapper Ron, 
AKA Ron Wallace who was one of the umpires at this years Anstruther Regatta. 

you can see more of his photos here .

Eyemouth is further south, across the Firth of Forth, and it is dear to my heart as we used to spend our holidays there before mum and dad discovered England. 

  You can also see a short TV clip featuring Alec Jordan, and Eyemouth here.  


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