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User Image 360fife Posted: Dec 22, 2017 7:56 PM (UTC)

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Crossroads of James Street, Tollbooth Wynd, John Street in Cellardyke. The tallest building is the town hall 1st built in 1624 with a jail too. In 1883 it was demolished & a new one was built on the same site. Folk from Celkardyke were known as Dykers. Here’s a couple of sayings about them
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“Dyker ane, Dyker a’” - a criticism implying that Dykers were too easily excited by anything new or unusual, and prone to copy each other
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“Here comes the Dykers, ten pence the score” - it was claimed that Dykers put little into the collection plates except in their own churches. In the churches as far as Yarmouth, Fraserburgh & Peterhead it was whispered along the pews! The word score was a familiar unit for counting since line caught fish were sold by the score on the markets
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Most of the adjoining byre buildings around the doocot @KingsbarnsDist had to be demolished so with help from @harleyhaddow & @simpsonandbrown we had to brace & underpin it while work was going on in & around it otherwise it would all have come down like a pack of cards
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Lying in the doocot today is the 1st cask from the distillery maturing & 2 fake doos (doves) with cooing sound effects coming down from the roof. So now it’s the Angel’s Share rising to the skies rather than the doos
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It is thought that the structure was originally free-standing, and with its Adamesque crenulations and Gothic detailing, it looks to all the world like a miniature fortified tower. Inside scores of neatly formed clay terracotta nesting boxes housed a flock of plump pigeons to supply the Cambo laird’s kitchen with meat and eggs
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The sandstone masonry and lime harled exterior of the doocot have been carefully restored in the original style. Over 600 terracotta ‘doo boxes’ have been conserved and the pantiled roof replaced, so it’s fit for another 200 years
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Looking up Wightman’s Wynd & along Castle Street in Anstruther. The Wynd was named after the smuggler & merchant Charles Wightman who lived in a house here from 1749 on the site of the old Dreel Castle. Sadly only the square tower and tall wall running alongside the Wynd (on left of the photo) are all that remain today of his house. A secret Jacobite he provided safe refuge for the defeated clansman after the Battle of Culloden. Through his smuggling connections he arranged safe passage for them to France. Wightman spread the story that his house was haunted by a ‘black lady’ as a cover for his smuggling and Jacobite activities. He was also a member of The Most Ancient and Most Puissant Order of the Beggar's Benison and Merryland
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Crossroads of auld Cellardyke connecting John Street, George Street & Urquhart Wynd. "Poetry Peter" Smith, the Fisherman Poet of Cellardyke, was from George Street. He first went to sea at the age of 9 on the sailing fishing boat 'Ruby' - an unforgettable experience which is recalled in his poem 'Tae Jeems' an extract of which is below
As long's my memory has the knack,
Tae mind o' yon days far, far back.
Whar the "Bluejackets" had their pitch,
Are hooses noo, for puir or rich,
Whar "Eckie" used tae dry oor fleets,
There noo are hooses, ay! and streets.
You used tae wink tae a' the lassies,
Ah Jeems - noo mony a Dyker passes,
And that it may soond unca queer,
Wha's that, I offen hae tae speir,
But I hae wandered frae my theme,
Aboot the "Blue's" lang, lang supreme,
I, and you tae, can mind it fine,
Tam Dug ran doon along the line,
And no a man hooever swift,
But Tam could left far oot o' sicht.
Nae doot, Time wi' its magic wand,
Has made thae auld days look mair grand,
Yet tho' we see them - throo' a mist,
Thae days tae us - are ever blest,
And when the Crailers cam' tae play,
The hale Toll Road was fu' that day,
Hoo little Duggie taen the lead,
Coupit lang Morris ower his heid,
Hoo you and Crieff fair had the knack,
Tae mak' whaeer cam' near - stout back,
"Whiteheid" in Dyker fitba' story,
As famous as the great McGrory,
A heid as hard as stane, or coal,
Gar'd the ba' stout frae goal tae goal,
Big Mitchell in the goal - sic knocks,
His neeves like twa fore haulyard blocks
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He spent all his working life at sea reciting his poetry to appreciative audiences in fishing communities throughout the country, from the Shetland Islands in the north to Great Yarmouth in the south. Peter's poetry paints a vivid picture of fisher life as it was in Scotland during the early part of the 20th century.
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Cellardyke is a hidden gem that far too many visitors to the area miss without even realising it is there even though it's just a short 10 minute walk from the bustling tourist centre of Anstruther's Shore Street. You might have heard of it before when the village hit the international news headlines in 2006, after a dead swan found in the harbour tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. The traditional narrow streets, houses & wynds all lead to the stunning picturesque harbour. No visit is complete without popping in to @cellardykegal's The Haven Bar & Restaurant, which sits right on the harbour, for a drink or bite to eat, don't miss their beautiful beer garden out the back
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Until the 1500s Cellardyke was known as Nether, or Lower, Kilrenny and the harbour as Skinfast Haven. The name Cellardyke derives from "Sil'erdykes", which came from the shine of the herring scale in nets hung over walls (or dykes) to dry in the sun. Local residents became known as "Dykers". In the 1880s an amazing 200 fishing boats crammed into the tiny harbour here with a staggering 24 breweries! This made it the 2nd most important fishing port in all of Scotland at that time. But a storm in 1898 badly damaged the harbour so the fleet decided to move half a mile down the coast to the relatively new and better protected harbour at Anstruther which sadly started the process of decline that has led to the empty harbour that you'll see today
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Probably the most famous Dyker in history was Captain Alexander Rodger (1801- 1877) who owned several ships the most famous being the “Taeping" the clipper ship which won the famous tea race from Foochow to London against the ”Ariel″ skippered by his friend Captain Keay of Anstruther
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This is St Monans which it used to be called Inverie until about 875 when St Monanus or St Monan was buried at a shrine here and the village was renamed St Monans. Some say he was a Scottish saint killed here by the Norse. Others says he was an Irish bishop who lived in the 500s, and that St Monans was founded when his relics were interred here. While others argue that he was an Irish missionary who arrived in 832, before being killed by Danes in 875
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St Monans Parish Church has featured in the The Railway Men with Colin Firth & Nicole Kidman as well as in the recent remake of Whisky Galore with Eddie Izzard and Gregor Fisher
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By 13th century the village had become a significant fishing port. Sadly only some prawn, lobster & crab fisherman remain today. Don't miss dining @craig_millar_16_west_end
if you visit and taking photos of and walking the famous zig zag pier
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User Image anip68 Posted: Apr 4, 2017 12:04 PM (UTC)
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User Image idolency Posted: Nov 5, 2016 6:00 AM (UTC)

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Swimming with these gigantic sea creatures was a 💣 !! 😂😂😂 #wanderlust #qualitytime #breakaway
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