Spring Road Trip Drive With Music On History Visit To West Anstruther East Neuk Of Fife Scotland

Tour Scotland 4K Spring Easter Holiday Weekend travel video, with Scottish bagpipes music, of a road trip drive from Pittenweem on ancestry, genealogy, family history visit to West Anstruther in the East Neuk of Fife, Britain, United Kingdom. At the reformation Anstruther comprised of three distinct communities; Anstruther Easter, Anstruther Wester and Cellardyke which was the harbour for Kilrenny. Anstruther Wester received a royal charter in 1587. Eleven years later a Spanish ship which had been part of the Armada was wrecked off shore but its sailors were given a warm reception from the townsfolk and helped to return to their native land. The town continued to grow throughout the 17th and 18th centuries with increasing emphasis on fishing and trading. Trade was vital to Scotland at this period to secure a much wider range of goods than would otherwise have been available. Ships from Anstruther and other East Neuk ports regularly sailed to ports in the Baltic such as Danzig (Gdansk) and to the Low countries where there were sizeable communities of Scots. David Martin, born 1st of April 1737, died 30 December 1797, was a British painter and engraver. Born in Anstruther, he studied in London, England and Italy, before gaining a reputation as a portrait painter. Martin painted over 300 portraits in his lifetime. One of the earliest independent ones is the 1767 one of Benjamin Franklin, now in the White House, Washington, DC, America. The Fife Coastal Walking Path goes through Pittenweem and Anstruther and runs from the Forth Estuary in the south, to the Tay Estuary in the north and stretches for 117 miles. The date for astronomical spring is Sunday 20th March, ending on Tuesday 21st June, while by the meteorological calendar, spring will start on Tuesday 1st March. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day. When driving on Scottish roads in Scotland slow down and enjoy the trip All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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