Nestling on a hillside in the Fife countryside, this early 20th-century family home is a gem. The house was remodelled in 1906 by the Scottish architect Sir Robert Lorimer and showcases a notable collection of superb French, Chippendale-style and vernacular furniture along with paintings by Raeburn, Ramsay and eminent Dutch artists.
Through the Old Course at St Andrews the world still sees Scotland as where it all began. St Andrews is linked with golf to an early date of 1400AD. In the 19th century golf grew in popularity and is now a way of life for many people.
Interestingly it was banned as a sport in 1457 in Scotland because young men preferred it to archery, and archery was deemed a much more worthwhile pastime. The Royal and ancient club was formed in 1754 and was established to govern rules and regulations of the game.
Now Scotland has over 550 golf courses, supports a thriving golf tourism industry and has a high profile in golf world wide.