This year marks the 140th anniversary of the collapse of the first Tay railway bridge, which, for a brief period, carried trains across the estuary from Wormit, in Fife, to Dundee, before succumbing to the ravages of a winter storm.
Dalgety Bay may not offer the shimmering silver sands of its near neighbour Aberdour, but it does boast quite a diverse stretch of coastline complete with quiet sandy coves, high cliffs, wee harbours and an ancient kirk.
On a bright sunny day, the glorious sands of Tentsmuir, in north-east Fife, are a popular spot but stray south from the Forestry Commission car park at Kinshaldy and you quickly leave the crowds behind.
Coultra Hill, Balmerino, Fife
To start the New Year (or indeed end the old one) on a high, there are few summits in this part of the country more prominent and accessible than East Lomond in Fife.
St Andrews is perhaps best known as the home of golf, but it is also a town with a turbulent history, one of religious persecution, murder and execution and the historic sites that bore witness to these troubled times offer a fascinating insight into the past.
Loch Fitty & St Ninians, Kingseat, Fife
Kennoway Den, Fife
Dysart & West Wemyss, Fife
Isle of May, Anstruther, Fife.