A picturesque fishing village, with narrow wynds running down to the working harbour, Pittenweem’s unique atmosphere has attracted many artists over the years.
Frequently shown in paintings, Pittenweem presently has about thirty artists resident in the village and more in the surrounding chain of small villages set along this lovely coastline, known as the East Neuk of Fife.
The Arts Festival, which is in its 27th year, always starts on the first saturday in August and ends on the second Sunday. The Festival hosts both well established artists and newcomers. Some of the past invited artists are mentioned in the archive.
Other attractions in the area include several golf courses, with the “Old Course” at St Andrews. There is an extensive coastal path with easy access for shorter walks and a bird reserve on the Isle of May with boat trips running everyday.