Tour Scotland December Video Viewpoint Pittenweem East Neuk Of Fife
Tour Scotland December video from the scenic viewpoint at West Braes on visit to the old fishing village of Pittenweem, East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. The white houses with red roofs illustrate the classic East Neuk building style, influenced by trade with the Low Countries, Belgium and the Netherlands. The East Neuk offered natural trading ports for Dutch and Belgian captains as they sailed up past the east coast of England. These ships brought red pantiles as ballast, and the locals soon found them to be excellent roofing material. In 1779 John Paul Jones, founder of the American Navy, anchored half a mile off Pittenweem in the USS Bonhomme Richard. Jones bombarded Anstruther, but did not attack Pittenweem. However he made off with the town's pilot who had sailed out to meet Jones' squadron.
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