Sunday, December 23, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

D.V.D. & C.D library for holiday cottages near Edinburgh

A selection of films and C.D's  are in the cottage
but if there are any specifics, particularly off the following list, just ask.


Loads of old classic foreign language films, mostly with subtitles.

Also kid’s, modern classics, current films and so on.

The DVD’s are distributed between 2 cottages,
 but any film can be requested for your stay if you tell us in advance.

Pickpocket… (PG) Robert Bresson France 1959
Miracle in Milan… (U) Vittorio de Sica Italian
La Terra Trema… (U) Luchino Visconti Italy 1948
L'Aventura... (PG) Antonioni 1960
Le plaisir... (PG) Max Ophuls
La Grande Illusion (U) Jean Renoir 1937
Last Year in Marieenbad (U) Alain Resnais 1956
I Vitelloni (The young Calves) (PG) Federico Fellini 1953
Au Revoir Les Enfants (12) Louis Malle
Le Quai Des Brumes (PG) Marcel Carne 1938
L'Eclisse (PG) Michelangelo Antonioni 1962
Casque D'Or (PG) Jaques Becker 1952
Jules and Jim (PG) Francois Truffaut 1966




Touch of Evil (12) Orson Welles 1958
The Outlaw (U) Howard Hughes
Masked and Anonymous (12) Larry Charles (with Bob Dylan, Jeff Bridges, Penelope Cruz)
Australia (12) Baz Luhrmann (Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman0
Priceless (12) Pierre Salvadori (Audrey Tautou)
Vicky Christina Barcelona (12) Woody Allen (Javier Barden, Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson)

Carnegie and famous Scots people places and things

http://www.carnegiebirthplace.com/index.html
Andrew Carnegie updates

Literary Edinburgh

http://http//smittenbybritain.com/2010/04/my-bonnie-scotland.html
Bonnie Scotland.

Athens of the North - Calton Hill Edinburgh




http://scotland.stv.tv/greatest-scot/
Johnny Cash visits Falkland

Visit nearby:-
Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Glasgow School of Art
Andrew Carnegie - Dunfermline Birth place and Pittencrief Park
John Muir - Country Park
John Logie Baird
Adam Smith
Sir Walter Scot - Scot monument Princes Street Edinburgh
Robert Louis Stevenson
JM. Barrie (Peter Pan) - Kirremuir
Forth Road Bridge
Hills and Glens

Castles and palaces - Edinburgh and Stirling castle. Linlithgow and Falkland palace.
Famous Scots things:- Kilts
Higland dancing
Highland games



Famous Scots food and drink:-
Haggis
Clutie Dumpling
Crannachan
Porridge oats
WhiskyLiterary EdinburghLiterary Edinburgh

Films using Scottish locations:-
The Good Lands - Fife Miners- behind scenes
Good - lands local cast
Local Hero
Sky Walker
Film locations - Visit Scotland full list

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Oban gateway to the Scottish Islands

Oban Caledonian MacBrayne ferries to the Islands, including Mull


As the cottage is 10 miles north of Edinburgh a day trip takes about 3 hours each way.
Scenic, sometimes snow capped mountains.

Road sign in Gaelic:-


Viaduct at Glen Ogle is worth looking out for.


Old fashioned corrugated garage just after the viaduct on the way up.





The pier has a marvellous fish stall with langoustines, dressed crab, own smoked salmon ( tasters) lobster tails, prawn sandwiches etc.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Edinburgh Festivals Museums Hogmanay Glasgow Fife Perth


edinburgh events
http://www.edinburghshogmanay.com/content/free-rbs-night-buses/3757/

http://www.edinburghspotlight.com/2010/10/info-dates-for-2011-festivals/

http://www.royalhighlandshow.org/
http://www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk/trade-passport

http://www.bvac.org.uk/thirlestane/

http://autumn.visitscotland.com/things_to_see_and_do/food_and_drink/whisky_week_and_whisky_galore.aspx?dm_i=3U5,1R0Q,8A5X7,5OXB,1

Open buildings dates http://www.doorsopendays.org.uk/opendays/areas.aspx?subid=55 See also http://www.camping-fife-near-edinburgh.blogspot.com/ event blog for more events.



http://www.edinburgh-festivals.com/
Science festival in Spring
Film festival in June
Book festival
Gardening Scotland
Fringe festival
Main festival, etc.
Open door buildings in September



Fife Agricultural show June
Big tent festival at Falkland
http://www.bigtentfestival.co.uk/food.php
Knochill racing circuit - year round events.
http://www.knockhill.com/
Whisky week September.
Scottish food anddrink festival September.
Merchant city festival September.

The Perth show from July



Scottish Interactive brochure. books, songs and Tourists Tips

We have collected some Ian Rankin books and some copies
in German, as "Rebus" is a draw for our European guests.

Some of the books we have chosen for your enjoyment while on holiday at the cottage.
The antique book case is from Glasgow university

There are also lots of tourist leaflets and D.V.D's about Scotland in general and Edinburgh in particular.

http://www.homeaway.com/info/media-center/detourism/vacation-rentals-versus-hotels?cid=SM_tw_text_t_+pr_sf1134586
self catering-vs-hotel

BBC Landward t.v

scotland photographs


http://tour-scotland-photographs.blogspot.com/2011/01/tour-scotland-kenneth-mckellar-video.html
Skye boat song.


http://paper.li/HomeAwayUK
Daily travel paper on line.

HowStuffWorks "5 Scams Foolish Tourists Always Fall For" - StumbleUpon

Food Stovies Haggis Scottish recipes Farmers markets


fife farmers market



Haggis
Haggis recipes.


1 of many "Stovies" recipes.

steaks champany inn
http://www.macsween.co.uk/veghaggisinaminute/
Haggis - vegetarian or meat.

Mince and Tatties


http://www.macsween.co.uk/recipes/traditional-haggis/haggis-tacos




























Sunday, February 19, 2012

Golf near Fife

http://blog.standrews.co.uk/2011/01/playing-the-old-course-at-st-andrews-scotlands-home-of-golf/

http://blog.standrews.co.uk/ open theme blog. History of golf, etc.
Fife Golf Courses - Fife golf course guide

This July will see the following guest return for the 28th week-
"Chris and Yvonne Have asked me to write up some of the golf courses I have played in the surrounding area. In hopes it will help you make your choices of where to play easier.
Most of these courses are listed in the booklets Chris supplies to you.":-

Aberdour
A poor man’s Pebble Beach the first 8 holes play along the Firth of Forth.
Extensive views from all around the course of Edinburgh. Short but tricky
A good test for the average golfer.

Balcome Links
This is a spectacular golf setting and a testing challenge. A classic links
Course set up with good character built in each hole.

Leven Links
A classic wind swept seaside links a true test of your golfing skills. The
final qualifying course for the Open at St Andrews. If you are not hitting
them straight bring lots of balls

Pitreavie Golf Club
I did not get around to playing this one but any course designed by
Alistair McKenzie (Angusta National) is a must play. I ran out of time.

St Andrews Links Old Course
No more need be said. We got on the third time my son-in-law and I called
In for the lottery. Shot an 86 !!!

Braid Hills #1
The best £8 investment you can make in golf. The best views of Edinburgh
anywhere and one of the true tests of golf within the city. Be in good shape
before trying to climb this course. If your are a mountain goat try Braid Hills #2.

The Glen Golf Club (North Berwick)
Marvellous views, a challenging test of golf in a spectacular location.

All you have to do is look at the booklets and choose one to play and I don’t think
You can go wrong.

Hit long and prosper
Eric Mackintosh

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