Fife is home to some of the most stunning locations on this planet and there’s no doubt our new Discovering Fife 2015 calendar captures the Kingdom at its very best.
The calendar, which was launched at an event in the Dreel Halls in Anstruther on Friday evening, features 13 amazing images of Fife all taken by amateur photographers.
Our reader competition to select the winners was very popular and as Fife Free Press Group’s north east Fife editor Jerzy Morkis said the standard of entries was extremely high.
Colin Nicol’s photograph of the doocot in a field of oil seed rape at Leuchars was chosen as our cover photo. Colin’s skills with a camera were also recognised inside where his photo of an oil platform being moved down the river Tay was elegantly juxtaposed with the north east Fife countryside.
All of our winners provided very different images but all are of extremely high quality and we believe the reproduction of the calendar, which is now on sale, shows off Fife at its very best.
In his address to everyone gathered on Friday evening Jerzy added: “The aim was to produce a calendar that reflected Fife, in all its diverse glory, was put together in Fife, and was printed and designed in Fife.
“While we achieved that and believe the calendar is one Fife can be proud of, we probably had enough pictures to produce three or four of an equally high standard. Our sincere thanks go to all who contributed and all those who voted for the final selection.”
Elizabeth Gordon, president of Anstruther Improvements Association (AIA) which hosted the event and runs the Dreel Halls, said she believed the calendar was a true reflection of the wealth of talent in Fife and the willingness of local people to showcase what’s on offer.
“We are very fortunate to have so many talented people and I’m delighted our local newspaper group wants to promote and support our wonderful area,” she said.
The event was also attended by Fife Provost Jim Leishman who said the calendar will be loved by both Fifers and visitors to the Kingdom alike.
Some of the winners are pictured with guests. Back row from left: Steve Duncan, Barr Printers; Jerzy Morkis, north east Fife editor; calendar winner Morris Wilson; Provost Jim Leishman, calendar winners Derek Young, Eric Scotland, Colin Nicol, and Bob Legg. Front row from left: photographer and sponsor Mark Rodgers, Heather Stuart, chief executive of Fife Cultural Trust; calendar winners Abbey Turpie and Judy Dean, Elizabeth Gordon, president of Anstruther Improvements Association, and calendar winner Sally Newman-Carter.
Discovering Fife calendar now on sale
The calendars are now on sale from the Fife Free Press Group office in Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy, & the Fife Herald offfice, Cupar.
If you would like to sell this fantastic calendar and help promote Fife please get in touch.