Recharging your Batteries in Crail as Winter Turns to Spring

I am partial to a bit of hibernating in the deep winter. The Christmas holidays always remind me how therapeutic some down time is, while we make time for games and puzzles that never fit into our busy life at other times. So while I’m starting off the New Year with lots of big plans, I’m also planning a little more of this therapeutic down time. Many think this is when you can see Crail at its best, the way Crailers do, but whether you live here or are visiting, there is more to do than hibernate. We’ve gathered a few suggestions to help lift your spirits while the days get longer!

Burns night: Saturday 15 January 2011 – 9pm – Golf Hotel, informal night with free haggis, neeps and tatties!  Crail Folk Club – Thursday 27 Jan 2011 – 8pm – Golf Hotel, tickets £3 at the door, includes meal of haggis, neeps and tatties! Cook in!  Ardross Farm Shop has teamed up with the Elemental Kitchen to bring you a Burns Night recipe made with local produce. Get your haggis at Penman’s and your tatties and neeps at First Fruits (but shop early!). Or try their Valentines menu if you are here in February.

Snow Drop Festival at Cambo House: 1 February – 13 March 2011. You can visit the Snow Drop Woods during the day, or come at night and see it as never before, magically transformed by light and sound. Snow Drop by Starlight: 11-27 February 2011 – back by popular demand following it’s successful debut last year – tickets on sale now. The Great Gnome Hunt: 1 February – 13 March 2011.

Don’t miss the Mini Crail Festival in May – two great music events – tickets available on line now.

Open All Year: some of Crail’s best loved establishments are open everyday all year, including The Crail Pottery and The Golf Hotel. Because in Crail even some of the shops hibernate – here is a handy list for Spring Openings of other favourites: Crail Harbour Gallery – reopens 5 February 2011, Jerdan Gallery reopens 11 February 2011 with one of it’s great Previews –  ‘Starter for 11’,  The Honeypot Guesthouse and Coffee House reopens 12 February 2011, Crail Gallery – reopens 7 days a week in March, The Old House Interiors – reopens 4 March 2011, Crail Museum and Heritage Centre/Tourist Information Centre -Open Day 16 April – re-opens 22 April for Easter week (open weekends only in May). No need to wait for spring – Crail Museum and Crail Gallery (and sometimes the Jerdan Gallery) can also be open by appointment, so why not give them a ring!

Keep an eye on what’s on aboutcrail for other local events. There is an excellent guide to what’s on in February in St Andrews on the VisitStAndrews Blog.

If you are visiting, this is a great time for deals on accommodation, visit Crail Last Minute or contact Crail Accommodation Network for free help to find the best offers.

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5 Responses to Recharging your Batteries in Crail as Winter Turns to Spring

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  2. Here is another East Neuk Spring event to look out for: Sat 2 and Sun 3 April 2011 Pittenweem Artists and Galleries weekend http://www.pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk/year.html. Keep on eye on the website for updates of 2011 events – The programme for the main August festival is usually confirmed end of April and the brochure published in June. Click on Throughout the Year for most recent posts.

  3. visitcrail says:

    The Getback Band’s Winter Show in Crail 28 January 2011 – tickets on sale at the beehive http://bit.ly/gL1Qrj .

  4. Food lovers who are in the East Neuk area 27 January may like to help Fife Diet celebrate the launch of their new cookbook with a tasting evening 7-9pm at Kellie Castle http://on.fb.me/gUIor9 – Local and healthy… great way to start the New Year!
    Keep on eye on the Crail Food Festival facebook page for other food events in the area, or follow them on twitter @CrailFoodFest. http://www.crailfoodfest.co.uk.

  5. visitcrail says:

    Here is another Burns Event tip from @scotiaheritage – St Andrews Castle
    this w/e 12-2pm The Baird and the woman in his life illustrated by tales, songs and poems http://bit.ly/hedw9s

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