The Kingdom of Fife

I am originally from Kirkcaldy, a town in Fife on the East coast of Scotland. I get home to visit now and again and often take a drive or walk up the coast towards the East Neuk and St Andrews – usually with some recording gear. The landscape is mostly rural, arable land with my interest drawn to the coastline, probably due to living in landlocked Birmingham. Beautiful views out across the Firth of Forth to Inchkieth, the Bass Rock, the May Isle and East Lothian beyond change to the open expanse of the North sea as you round the point at Crail.  The once thriving fishing villages are more often busy with visitors during the tourist season, attracted by their picturesque harbours, cottages and beaches. The old mining towns and industrial docklands I’m sure don’t get much of a look in.

I’ve started uploading a selection of field recordings from these visits to soundcloud. More will no doubt follow.

The Kingdom of Fife by Iain Armstrong

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