Jim Crumley

Calming balm of North Sea

June 20 2017

Poppies and whitethroats, sea sounds and eider sounds, two sea eagles – one low over the Tentsmuir pines and the other climbing a blue spiral on a warm day, a dozen dolphins pounding the waves off Crail.


The Scottish Women’s Institute: united together in true loyalty

May 20 2017

An assortment of eight bud vases, each containing a single spring bloom, stands on a table in a Fife community hall, next to a selection of tasty biscuits. You could cut the air of anticipation in the room with a highly-polished cake slice as the 40 assembled members of the Balmullo Scottish Women’s Institute (SWI) await the judge’s decision as to who has won the hotly-contested Plant of the Month and Biscuit of the Month prizes.