Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Kelpies Falkirk

To commemorate the horses that pulled the barges
on the  Forth and Clyde canals

Tours from £4 to £7 per person

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Edinburgh - Food Indian Bombay Cafe Dishoom

10 miles from holiday cottage.

Could be queues but worth it

Atmospheric dining 

Starter of lamb or vegetable samoosa & 3 sauces

Grilled fragrant chicken skewers

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Balgove Larder and steak barn

40 miles from holiday cottage

Steak barn -
Open Friday to Sunday from midday

Rustic, open fire cooking  of
Balgoves own steaks, sausages and burgers.


Some real cheeses


Speciality chocolate bars

Coffee and vegetables


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Food - Cowdenbeath. Butchers

(formerly Tom Courts) quality local butcher

Good quality  pakora.
Shop cooked and Hand sliced pork and lamb
Lamb chops

 traditional butchers
(next to Morrisons supermarket)
Famous "Scotch pies" (lamb mince in a hot watercrust pastry)

Good meat and ready prepared meal suggestions.
Cooked meats, chicken or portions
Pies and pastries

Their own ready cooked meals.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Holiday cottage near Edinburgh - Concierge service

We provide a concierge type service:-
On line or in person
to fix or replace items, give further local information, etc.

 There are maps, books, leaflets, menus in the cottage and we
 will happily provide any further specific local information that you request.

Local suppliers 
these are the ones we use...
  • Real bread, cake, free range eggs, etc.Woodlea stables, 2 miles north.
  • Butcher Hugh Black at Cowdenbeath  also does excellent home made meals.
  • Puddledub pork outlet at Dobbies, Duloch Park,Dunfermline

Phone numbers for  deliveries:-
Hair and nails 01383 824586
Handmade soap  07772 825948
Taxis 07952 5156080

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Soap - Local producer Cluny

A brilliant endeavour

phone 07772 825048

Lavender from Star Fife

wrapping guest size bars (or wedding favours)

The green and white bar is part aloe vera
(apparently men like it for shaving as there is it has moisturising qualities)

Nettle soap

Re-stocking the shelves after a sell out

some essential oils

Good for vegans

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


Stills video
11 miles from holiday cottage


Film locations

Biscuit cafe
01303 882050

It has been featured on the T.V. programme "Coast" and is packed with character such as the roof pan tiles, heritage colours, crow steps, quaint narrow roads between distinctive buildings.

It's wealth came from exporting salt and coal to the Low Countries,
returning with ballast of terracotta pan tiles.

Outlander film location

Sunday, January 17, 2016


Opening 15th September 2018
1st design museum in Scotland at the harbour

40 miles from holiday cottage


City of Jute mills, jam and journalism

Home made sweet and savoury pastries