Photography · Scotland

Friday photo: red roofs

This photo was taken on the Fife Coastal Path, looking north to the picturesque fishing village of Pittenweem on Scotland’s east coast. The red pantiled roofs are typical of many Fife villages, particularly along the coast. The tiles were originally brought in Belgian and Dutch ships as ballast during the 16th and 17th Centuries, and proved ideal roofing material for Scotland’s growing housing market. Most of the oldest houses in the village cluster round the curved West Shore shown in the picture, and some of them are available as holiday lets.

Pittenweem, Fife.

6 thoughts on “Friday photo: red roofs

  1. We spent some time in Pittenweem when we were there this past March. I absolutely loved it. I found a cute cottage for sale and tried to convince my husband we needed to buy it but unfortunately I didn’t have much luck. 🙂


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