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Proclamation from the Kingdom, Issue #02A -- St Andrews Harbour Gala
August 20, 2007
Dear friend,


Eh, What?

In which town is Pittencrieff Park? (See below for answer.)

Say, What?

We'll continue on one of our favourite topics - the weather! If you find yourself here when it is pouring with rain, you might hear some of these expressions: "It's peltin' doon" or "It's chuckin' it doon," or even, "It's fair comin' doon".

Are You Coming?

The 26th August 2007) is St Andrews Harbour Gala! This should be a fun time for all the family with stalls such as bric a brac, bottle stalls, loads of games - Gladiators, putting, Human Table Football....and, new this year, a HUGE GIANT SLIDE! Go for it - if you dare! Both Anstruther and Broughty Ferry Lifeboats are also going to be there.

You may be tempted towards some cold liquid refreshment in the beer tent, or have afternoon tea with homemade strawberry tarts and fresh double cream! Our fresh, locally sourced steak quarterpounders will be hot and sizzling on the BBQ.....and you can cool down later with real ice cream! Don't worry if it rains - there's lots of room under cover in the marquee!

All the workers are volunteers, (Friends of St.Andrews Harbour), goods are donated by local businesses and all funds raised help towards the care and maintenance of this beautiful mediaeval harbour.

The Gala is sited on the putting green at St.Andrews Harbour, (courtesy of Fife Council). To avoid congestion, and for safety of pedestrians, please park your car in any of the town car parks or at the East Sands car park....and walk to the Harbour.

See also my page on St Andrews

Where's and What's

If you're not heading for St Andrews this weekend, why not visit Dunfermline , birthplace of the great philanthropist Andrew Carnegie . A walk around the 'historical mile' with the Abbey, Castle, Carnegie's birthplace and Abbot House followed by a stroll around Pittencrieff Park will have your appetite ready for dinner. A wonderful place to have a meal is Garvock House Hotel and restaurant 01383 621067 The location is lovely and the food is excellent (although more European than traditionally Scottish). Coffee at the end of the meal is served in the lounge with homemade Scottish Tablet. You can find the recipe HERE.

Answer to the Question

Dunfermine. This beautiful Park was donated to the town by Andrew Carnegie. Despite living in America for many years, he never forgot his home town.

It's been great to have a blether (chat). Let's do it again soon!


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