Willie Shand In Kilmany

fife kilmany

Anyone into landscape photography will appreciate the value of being in the right place at the right time. Sometimes only a few seconds either way can make all the difference.

Today, by pure coincidence, I found myself in the right place at just the right time. I’d walked across the hill from The Gauldry to the quiet Fife village of Kilmany.

Of course, no-one coming to Kilmany can leave without paying a visit to the statue of her greatest son — the racing legend, Jim Clark.

When I went to take its photograph you can imagine my surprise at finding, parked in front of it, a wee red sports car, It wasn’t just any old sports car though, but the very Lotus Elan given to Jim in 1962 by Colin Chapman, the founder of Lotus.

jim clark lotus elan

Now that’s something you don’t see every day!

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Alex Corlett

Alex is the "Friend's" Features Editor, working with the talented Features Team to bring you everything from cryptic crosswords to financial advice, knitting patterns to international travel and inspirational real life stories. Always on the hunt for a new feature idea, Alex also enjoys cycling and loves a good tea room.