A set of pictures from a mini-sabbatical in mid-August staying with a friend in St Monans, Fife (Scotland).


River Tweed at Coldstream – a convenient stop on the way up north from Durham to Edinburgh. Following the A1 all the way round the coast is actually a slightly quicker route, but the A697 via Wooler and Coldstream is a more interesting drive.


War memorial in Coldstream. Note the two names added to the bottom right of the main plaque; the Johnston’s were brothers who had both been killed in World War I but whose names had apparently been accidentally omitted when the monument was erected.


Views of St Monans. Originally a fishing village (amongst many others on the Fife coast), the fishing fell into rapid decline with the disappearance of the herring shoals.


Restored 18th century windmill used for the production of salt.

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The weather was a bit hit and miss, but at least gave this splendid late evening rainbow (a double rainbow is just visible).


The ruins of the cathedral at St Andrews. The cathedral was sacked in the Protestant Reformation (after a particularly rousing sermon from John Knox in 1559) and subsequently fell into ruin.

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