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Fife Pilgrim Way

A project to resurrect the mediƦval Fife Pilgrim Way is now well in hand.

There were two main routes across the county (or kingdom as the locals still refer to it at times,) starting at Culross and North Queensferry and ending up at St Andrews.

The ancient route went through the nearest small town to Son of the Rock Acres, Markinch, the ancient capital of Fife.

There are some hopes the restored route(s) will bring modern day pilgrims (and other tourists) to the town.

A year or so ago there was an information day about the Pilgrim Way at St Drostan’s church. On display were several representations of monastic and pilgrim life, rendered in knitwear.

Trees and pilgrims:-

Knitted Trees and Pilgrims

Church:-

Knitted Church

Monks:-

Knitted  Monks

Monks’ garden:-

Knitted Garden

Monastery vegetable patch:-

Knitted Vegetable Patch

Culross War Memorial

One of the places we visited last summer was the small village of Culross in the west of Fife (almost as far west as possible in Fife.)

The War Memorial is set in a small memorial garden hard by the car park at the west end of the village almost as close to the river Forth as you can get. The lower names here are for the dead of World War 2. The other names are for World War 1.

Culross War Memorial

The lowest name here is for a soldier who died in Iraq in 2007.

Culross War Memorial

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