Newburgh Highland Games
Newburgh is a small and friendly Royal Burgh in Fife with spectacular views over the Tay estuary and Mugdrum Island. Dundee can be seen in the distance and if you walk up Ormiston Hill towards Lochmill you will discover amazing views looking up the River Tay towards the City of Perth.
Historically Newburgh had a linoleum factory and was closed in 1980 with the derelict buildings eventually demolished and the factory area levelled and grassed over for public use. There was also a salmon fishery that used traditional wooden boats to fish for abundant Salmon in the estuary area of the River Tay. With the reduction in salmon numbers and the emphasis on conserving salmon numbers on the river the net fishing for salmon ended.
The river walk along the River Tay is to be recommended for its lovely scenery and wildlife.
Newburgh in the early morning looking towards Lindores Hill
Pipe Band in the Newburgh High Street. The Newburgh Highland Games are traditionally run on the third Saturday of June.
Carpow Late Bronze Age log boat Recovery - Newburgh 2006
Carpow Log boat about to be lifted out of the Tay. A large crowd and reporters were watching this extraordinary event.
The Newburgh Sailing Club is popular with local sailing enthusiasts in Fife. Visit the website for more details www.newburghsailingclub.org
Apples, Pears and Plums and other soft fruits grow very well in Newburgh and have been sold locally for many years and is now being promoted by the Newburgh Orchard Group see website www.newburghorchards.org.uk. Every year they organise a sale of home grown fruit from the many gardens in Newburgh that have orchards - it is a great way to buy organic locally grown fruit without the extra cost normally associated with buying organic. The history of growing fruit in Newburgh goes back to the historic Lindores Abbey which can be found on the outskirts of the town.
Newburgh has a number of interesting shops, cafe's and several pubs. You are also close to several championship golf courses including St. Andrews. Newburgh has a lovely public park and a waterfront area where you can picnic or go for walks along the River Tay.
Old fishing boat at Newburgh jetty. Now gone as the "eyesore" was burnt during one of the Highland Games several years ago.
Photo art image of the old fishing boat that was originally operated out of Arbroath.