Take A Trip Into One Of The Prettiest Little Corners Of Scotland
The Scottish word for corner, The East Neuk refers to the area of land, sea and villages, encompassing the eastern peninsula of Fife. Comprised of Anstruther, Carnbee, Cellardyke, Colinsburgh, Crail, Earlsferry, Elie, Kilrenny, Kingsbarns, St Monans, Pittenweem and perhaps a few more lesser known towns, the area is rich with culture and proud residents. With the photographs that follow, it’s easy to see why they are proud to call it home. East Neuk in photos showcases it’s raw and natural landscapes and stunning towns!
What better way to showcase the beauty of the East Neuk than with photos and stories from it’s residents. Some come from family’s with roots in the area, dating back hundreds of years, while some area visitors, marvelling at the area’s beauty. Their photos capture both natural and man made phenomenon’s that make the area special!
We are proud to partner with photographers, both amateur and professional, from The East Neuk to showcase the beauty of the area!
A note from Emma: I grew up visiting Scotland almost every year. My Scottish born, Canadian living father has always been proud to be from such a beautiful and historically rich corner of the globe. Scotland is truly beautiful, but I’ve only been back on a few visits as an adult, and my photos certainly couldn’t do this area justice! A few months ago my dad introduced me to a Facebook group: East Neuk’s Beauty In Photos, and it reminded me why we used to love our trips back so much.
Many group members graciously allowed me to showcase their photos here on Simplest Of Adventures and I couldn’t be more pleased with the result. The members I spoke to all had one thing in common, they love sharing the beauty of this hidden spot in Scotland and would love to see it appreciated properly. Be sure to check out their portfolios, or maybe even plan a trip to see the beauty of this area for yourself!
Without further introduction needed: Here is East Neuk in Photos!
Alex Bowman grew up in a fisherman’s cottage pictured in the bench photo above. Alex has traced his ancestry back over 400 years in one village, and despite having travelled the world, he says there is no place like home.
Kathleen Edward has lived in the East Neuk for 26 years, bringing up a family of 4 in the area. She loves the lights and that no two days are the same here.
Scott Jessiman is a photographer from Fife in Scotland whose attention to detail and light is remarkable. His coastal photography pictured here features St. Andrews and Cellardyke. Be sure to check out his website for more of his work.
Though not native to the area, Col Seymour travels up from Manchester to play music with friends and loves to take photos on his phone. He is known as Big Vern on the music scene.
Nicola Boyter has lived in Anstruther all her life. She loves the tight knit community and beauty of the little villages, and feels lucky to live there. Her brother, Billy Boyter is the head chef and owner of The Cellar, a Michelin Star restaurant in town. You can find her on Instagram @boyter87.
Ivan Williams is a part time resident to The East Neuk, with a holiday home in Anstruther. He enjoys being a part time resident and loves the uniqueness of the area.
Kenneth Marroney loves living by the sea, and it has inspired him to take photos. The different light and landscapes of the area, along with the history of the villages provides an amazing canvas.
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We Hope You Enjoyed These Photos Of Scottlands East Neuk!
We loved getting to know the area better not only through the photographs, but also the stories of the residents (or part time visitors) who submitted them. East Neuk in photos showcases the raw beauty of the area, and has us wanting to take a trip. The beauty of the area shines through, and we hope you’ll consider visiting.