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A walk from Kirkcaldy to Burntisland


View up the Firth of Forth from a bus crossing the Forth Road Bridge on 21st August, 2010.


View up the Firth of Forth from a bus crossing the Forth Road Bridge on 21st August, 2010.


Marks & Spencer's in Kirkcaldy still has the same light-fittings as it had forty years ago when I was wee. They might be even older than that, for all I know. It's becoming increasingly unusual to find a shop that hasn't completely changed during my lifetime. According to a comment I received on this photo on Flickr, the shop was completely refurbished in 2009, but the floor-layout and the lighting diffusers remain as they were. The shop opened in 1938 on the site of the old Kirkcaldy Town Hall, and it was extended in 1982 to join the Mercat shopping centre extension. Marks & Spencer's Kirkcaldy store is nineteen years older than the one in Princes Street in Edinburgh.


Seen on 21st August, 2010, Marks & Spencers in Kirkcaldy still has the same light-fittings as it had forty years ago when I was wee.


A north-eastward view towards Kirkcaldy from Jawbanes Road, 21st August, 2010.


A north-eastward view towards Kirkcaldy from Jawbanes Road, 21st August, 2010.


A view towards a ruined mansion from Jawbanes Road near Kirkcaldy, 21st August, 2010.


A view towards a ruined mansion from Jawbanes Road near Kirkcaldy, 21st August, 2010.


A view towards a ruined mansion from Jawbanes Road near Kirkcaldy, 21st August, 2010.


The Kissing Trees on the road from Auchtertool to Kinghorn, 21st August, 2010.


The Kissing Trees on the road from Auchtertool to Kinghorn, 21st August, 2010.


View from above Burntisland towards the Firth of Forth and Arthur's Seat, 21st August, 2010.


View from above Burntisland towards the Firth of Forth and Arthur's Seat, 21st August, 2010.


View of Inchkeith and the Firth of Forth from above Burntisland, 21st August, 2010.


The few remaining ruins of Binnend village, a settlement near Burntisland that was built for workers at the Binnend shale oil works. The last tenants moved out in the early 1950s. 21st August, 2010.


The few remaining ruins of Binnend village, a settlement near Burntisland that was built for workers at the Binnend shale oil works. 21st August, 2010.


View towards Burntisland Golf Course and the Firth of Forth from The Binn above Burntisland, 21st August, 2010.


When I was wee, I was told that this odd little building by the back road from Kinghorn to Burntisland was inhabitied by 'the little people'. The notice on it says it's a Fife & Kinross Water Board borehole, though I'm not quite sure what that would be for. 21st August, 2010.


Westward view towards Burntisland from the back road from Kinghorn, with the Forth Bridge in the distance, 21st August, 2010.


View over the rooftops of Burntisland towards the Firth of Forth and Arthur's Seat beyond, from an alleyway between the houses and gardens, 21st August, 2010.


View over the rooftops of Burntisland from an alleyway between the houses and gardens, 21st August, 2010.


Beautiful lilies in a garden in James Park, Burntisland, 21st August, 2010.


A beautiful lily in a garden in James Park, Burntisland, 21st August, 2010.


A wartime relic at the corner of Kirkbank Road and Kinghorn Road, Burntisland: 'ARP Hospital' (ARP = Air-Raid Precautions). 21st August, 2010.


Fuchsia flowers at Craigkennochie Terrace, Burntisland, 21st August, 2010.


Fuchsia flowers at Craigkennochie Terrace, Burntisland, 21st August, 2010.


Fuchsia flowers at Craigkennochie Terrace, Burntisland, 21st August, 2010.


Fuchsia flowers at Craigkennochie Terrace, Burntisland, 21st August, 2010.


View across the Firth of Forth towards Arthur's Seat and Edinburgh from the beach at Burntisland with a large ferry from Rosyth heading out to sea, 21st August, 2010.


A rainbow seen over Davidson's Mains Parish Church, Quality Street, Edinburgh, on 21st August, 2010.
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