Fife Feature Photos

FifeWeather has teamed up with Fife-based photographer Simon Swales, to bring you stunning landscape photographs of Fife and the surrounding area.

A big thanks to Simon for posting his images for us to enjoy! You can view more of Simon's images on his new website, and on his flickr Photostream. If you are on twitter, you can follow Simon too.

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Taken on April 26, 2016

In the sunshine at the summit of Andrew Gannel Hill, Ochil Hills watching the downpours over central Scotland. One from the end of April.

Simon Swales

In Rainbows

Taken on June 25, 2016

On the flanks of Beinn Narnain just below the Narnain Boulders facing eastwards. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Was already raining when I got this (a few spots of rain top left) and within minutes it was more like a monsoon. No filters.

Simon Swales

And Quietly Flows The Dour

Taken on May 22, 2016

Visited Aberdour harbour last night. Low tide coincided with sunset with the clouds showing a flash of colour and the Dour Burn meandering into the Firth of Forth. The harbour is behind me. The water was so low you could walk around the pier to the beach.

Simon Swales

Rain On The Plain

Taken on April 26, 2016

At the summit of Andrew Gannel Hill over the plain of the River Forth some 2200ft below. Did a circuit in the Ochils Hills yesterday. From Mill Glen up over Andrew Gannel Hill to Ben Cleuch and down via The Law. Did the circuit a week ago too on a sunny day. This time I had all four seasons in an afternoon.

Simon Swales

No Smoking

Taken on March 29, 2016

From a little pier below the Kincardine Bridge looking eastwards along the inner Firth of Forth. The recently closed Longannet Power Station is on the north side wlth the industrial sites of Grangemouth on the south side.

Simon Swales


Taken on March 2, 2016

Pettycur harbour, Fife. From the rocks below the car park with an incoming tide. The island behind the rocks is Inchkeith in the Firth of Forth. Used a Lee Big Stopper to get a longer exposure.

Simon Swales

Grouse Country

Taken on February 25, 2016

The head of Glen Turret Reservoir from upper Glen Turret, Perthshire. Was expecting sunny intervals but had a whole afternoon of overcast skies and snow flurries instead. Lochan Uaine, further up the glen was frozen solid.

Simon Swales

Red On White

Taken on February 17, 2016

Devilla Forest, Fife after overnight snow. A thaw set in during the afternoon but for a few hours in the morning it was transformed.

Simon Swales

Eighth On The Forth

Taken on February 1, 2016

As the eighth named storm (Henry) started to gather momentum over the Firth of Forth yesterday afternoon. I reached Pettycur harbour just before sunset but was forced to sit in the car as the rain hammered down and the wind blasted everything. There was little I could do but watch as the sky over in the west took on a strange form, with the edges of the highest clouds glowing like a rainbow. As the rain cleared I took a chance and set up behind the sea defences but the force of the wind meant I had to hold on to the tripod for fear of everything blowing over. I've since found out that they are nacreous clouds, quite a rare phenomenon.

Simon Swales


Taken on January 15, 2016

On Ben Ever in the Ochil Hills. The fine powder snow was waist deep in place with the Northerly wind creating lots of spindrift. Looks like The Highlands but its only 12 miles from my home in Fife.

Simon Swales


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