June 11, 2020
The pandemic has had a profound effect on the whole world and in our little corner of The East Neuk its no different. Many businesses are closed including much loved ones like the chippy, The Cocoa Tree, The Dory Bistro and The Clock Tower Cafe. The village is normally a thriving community with the churches, school, library, and businesses frequented by families who live here. These businesses would be open all year round if it wasn’t for Covid 19.
It’s poignant to wander round our usually busy wee village and see everything closed. The one light is The Hub, our pharmacy, post office, general store and grocer rolled into one. It has been able to rise to the challenge, and almost over night, change its business so it could deliver to those sheltering or unable to get out for food. Ian and his crew have done a staunch job.
So now we wait until the village can open up again for our community and the tourists that will inevitably come back when they are able. We’ll welcome everyone and I’ve no doubt the entrepreneurial spirit in the village will come out as businesses try to make up for lost time. There is no Pittenweem Arts Festival or any other East Neuk festival this year but I am sure we will celebrate our art and culture in other ways.
So when you can and its safe to travel please come and visit our holiday houses, cottages, galleries’, cafes and shops and help us celebrate what is all that is great in Pittenweem and The East Neuk of Fife. We will welcome you with open arms.