The ancient settlement of Crail in the East Neuk of Fife in Scotland probably dates back to Pictish times and proudly displays a Dark Age cross-slab in its local parish church. Overlooking the Firth of Forth and within easy driving distance of St Andrews thanks to the A917, the small village has held a Sunday market since the days of Robert the Bruce. It’s a popular market still and was once one of the largest held in Europe.
The village is grouped around a harbour and boasts fine examples of local architecture from the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries, when fishing was the main source of income for the local population. The famous Crail Tollbooth and tower were built around 1600 and still dominate the market place, where tourists like to photograph its quirky fish-shaped weathervane, erected in celebration of a local delicacy, the Crail Capon which refers to dried haddock, a staple diet then.
Today tourism plays more of a role than fishing; since the National Trust has restored many of these early fishermen’s houses, artists from all over Britain come here to sketch and draw inspiration for watercolours and oil paintings.
The star attraction among the settlement’s ancient dwellings, however, is the 13th century parish kirk. It may have undergone some considerable changes over the intervening centuries, but it’s still regarded as one of Scotland’s finest old churches and its western tower and small spire feature in numerous paintings. Outside, in the kirk yard, the parish church is encircled by a splendid group of mural monuments that were erected from the late 16th century onwards.
It is hard to think of accidents in a beautiful and remote place like Crail, but accidents can happen anywhere and when there’s golf involved, there’s no better place than St Andrews or Crail to be flattened by a golf cart gone berserk or be hit by an errant golf ball!
Although St Andrews has taken on the role of being modern Scotland’s golfing metropolis, Crail’s golfing society is the seventh oldest in the world and the village therefore attracts its share of golf tourism; golf has been the dominating sport here since the 1850s. Golf beginners may entertain their friends at the Golf Club House with their exploits, but they will probably leave out the less flattering aspects of their game.
If you were hit squarely between the eyes by somebody’s golf club, when they let go without warning or if you were pushed into a pond by an overzealous player and nearly drowned, you can claim compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering.
Speak to an accident solicitor in Crail about your golfing nightmare
It may be difficult to find an accident solicitor in Crail, given the relatively remote location, but thankfully there’s Accident Advice Helpline! Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993.
A friendly advisor will assess if you qualify for making a claim and will provide you with an estimate of how much compensation you could win with the help of an accident solicitor in Crail or other no win no fee specialist assigned to your case by Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: 16th July 2013