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Although barely 50-miles wide, the Kingdom of Fife is the ancestral home of Scottish monarchs, and world-famous for its golf. Take the time to discover its hidden gems, on and off shore, with its charming villages, bustling towns, rolling countryside, and a rugged coastline. One visit will never be enough.

Number Five

Number Five Goldsmiths ad, Perth

17 High Street, Perth PH1 5JS

THE LEADING CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERS IN SCOTLAND

Number Five specialises in having a broad and diverse range of individual makers that are constantly developing new designs.

Friendly, informal and relaxed atmosphere where customers browse the makers that are being exhibited in a gallery style. Each individual maker having their stunning pieces displayed together as a collection and as the way the maker would have intended.

Number Five takes you from clear and cool stainless steel and titanium pieces, to the rich warmth of 18ct yellow gold, sparkling and glinting with diamonds.

Most of the jewellery designers and makers are from Scotland and the UK, but we also source other specialist designers and makers form across Europe. Our resident goldsmith and designer is Claire Donald, who specialises in bespoke commission pieces.

At Number Five, we are proud to offer what is probably the finest and most extensive selection of contemporary jewellery in Scotland. Each jewellery designer and maker chosen with care and consideration to enhance the renowned reputation of Number Five.

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BID St Andrews

42 South Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9JT

BID St Andrews has been working to promote, support, and nurture the town’s business community since 2014.

The Business Improvement District has spearheaded a variety of projects designed to both grow local businesses and make St Andrews the desirable destination for shopping and tourism it is today.

You can even purchase a BID St Andrews Gift Card which can be spent in more than 70 local business throughout the town, making it a perfect present for anyone planning a trip to Fife.

The BID will also be bringing Scotties by the Sea to St Andrews in 2023. This unique public art trail will unleash more than 30 giant Scottie dog sculptures along the Fife coast, each sporting an individual decorative design created by local artists and communities.

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The R&A World Golf Museum

Exterior of the R&A World Golf Museum

First Floor, Bruce Embankment, St Andrews KY16 9AB

How did a game played on Scotland’s east coast grow to capture the imagination of people across the globe?

Uncover the rich history of the game of life at the R&A World Golf Museum, located just minutes from the legendary Old Course at St Andrews, where golf was born more than 400 years ago.

Featuring six exciting zones that take you from those first exploratory games to the worldwide phenomenon golf is today, plus engaging activities suitable for all ages, the museum offers an engrossing look into the sport’s often surprising history.

Sink your winning shot at The Open on the virtual putting green, design your own environmentally-sustainable course, and visit the modern and stylish on-site Niblick Brasserie restaurant for the finest locally-sourced produce and a varied menu catering to all tastes and budgets.

Truly an unmissable treat for any player or fan of the game.

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Anstruther Pleasure Cruises

Middle Pier, Anstruther, Fife KY10 3AB

The May Princess has been sailing from Anstruther to the beautiful Isle of May almost every day from 1st April to 30th September, for the last twenty years. The trip lasts from 4.5 to 5 hours, which includes 2.5 to 3 hours on the Island, and if the weather allows a slow circumference of the Island on the boat. Enjoy the commentary and assistance from our experienced skipper and crew, who will try to make your day-out a most memorable one. The boat also has a small snack bar and toilets.

Christened ‘The Jewel of the Forth’, and lying only 5 miles off the Fife coast, the island is an important National Nature Reserve, owned and run by NatureScot (SNH), whose rangers will provide information concerning the wildlife, and patrol the island during your visit. Up to 200,000 seabirds can nest on the May, including guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, shags and around 90,000 puffins. The best time for puffins is from April to mid-August. Around 300 seals live on the Island all year round and if you are lucky you may see porpoises, dolphins and very occasionally the odd whale.

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