A swim in an outdoor pool in the far north of Scotland may seem like a bonkers idea to many but to me it seemed like a crazy good idea. The day I made up my mind to go was a gorgeous hot summers day and it was exactly what I fancied. Unfortunately the day I actually went it was freezing and the rain was lashing down but I was determined on that two hour drive up the A937 to Stonehaven open air pool that I would be brave and go for it. Luckily I discovered the salt-water pool was kept at a toasty 29 degrees and was like jumping in a hot, steaming bath!
Fife is fast becoming known for it’s superb food, it’s talented chefs, delicious local produce and first class restaurants and cafes. My fellow Scotlanders joined me in Fife recently to explore the Kingdom of Fife as part of a campaign with Welcome to Fife. Using the hashtag #LoveFife we each had different itineraries and I had the opportunity to try out some of the food I’d been hearing so much about.
We met up for tea and scones at Kingsbarns Distillery and Douglas Clement, the founder of the Distillery, gave us a tour. He has a fantastic story of how the business started, from being a golf Caddie on the courses of St Andrews, spotting a gap in the market, finding the perfect building which he had had an eye on for many years hoping someone would snap it up, to finding investment and renovating the old doocot and barns. The whisky distillery is nestled in the hills just outside St Andrews and is an excellent way to spend the afternoon.