Sunday, 21 August 2016

Full Steam Ahead...

It's just over a week since the annual Pittenweem Arts Festival sailed out of our seaside village - and we've finally caught our breath!
THANK YOU so much to all of our regulars and newcomers for visiting our Funky Scottish cafe-gallery-boutique! Thanks to our fabulous exhibiting artists and of course, our hard-working team too!
So, the biggest event of the year may be behind us but it's full steam ahead for the coming months...
Here are a few DATES FOR YOUR DIARY...
+ artist John Kelly will return to Funky Scottish to teach his art classes from 29th August
+ our popular Artists Lunch will start again on the 1st Wednesday in September
+ and remember - Funky Scottish is open all year round!
During the summer months, Funky Scottish is open 10am-4pm. Find us on the villlage square, high street, Pittenweem.
Also, our RESIDENT ARTIST, Karen Edward, takes commissions for her hand-painted cermaics all year round. See more xo

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

The Art Of Celebration...Pittenweem Arts Festival + Our Cafe's Birthday!!!

This weekend, as the Pittenweem Arts Festival bursts into life, Funky Scottish will be feeling especially jubilant…

We're celebrating our cafe's 1st birthday!  In a flurry of activity, we launched this exciting element to Funky Scottish on the first day of the festival in 2015. One year on, we’re delighted to confirm that our experiment in blending arts and cafe culture has been a fabulous, adventurous success!

THANK YOU so much to all regulars and visitors for your ongoing support. We also want to say a special thank you to Isobel Bonnes - our talented baker. Isobel's utterly scrumptious, hand-made cakes have won endless praise and continue to delight our customers. 

Now, as a cafe-gallery-boutique, Funky Scottish is really excited to be part of another Pittenweem Arts Festival. Here are a few highlights:-


Naturally, our cafe will be serving up classic savoury treats including soup, filled rolls and toasties, alongside our selection of Isobel’s tempting cakes. We also serve world famous Illy coffee, a selection of teas and chilled refreshments. Cast your eyes over the art from our bistro style tables inside, or enjoy our alfresco tables on the village square.  Want to know what makes us special? Discover the secret ingredients to our cafe's success. 


Our gallery will be exhibiting collections by some of the finest artists at the Pittenweem Arts Festival.  Come and see exhibitions of work by:-

Karen Edward (our resident artist + owner)

(Note: Liz Gourlay and Laura Gourlay - regularly featured at Funky Scottish -  will be based at their joint garage venue on Browns Close as part of the Pittenweem Arts Festival Fringe.)


Our boutique will showcase an eclectic, hand-picked collection of gifts, jewellery and homewares (including kitchenware and ceramics by our resident artist, Karen Edward)


Looking ahead, we'll have plenty more art experiences in Pittenweem for you to enjoy. 

+ artist John Kelly will return to Funky Scottish to teach his art classes from 29th August
+ our popular Artists Lunch will start again on the 1st Wednesday in September
+ and remember - Funky Scottish is open all year round!

Meanwhile, we look forward to you joining us at Pittenweem Arts Festival - a celebration of visuals arts from Saturday 5th to 14th August. 

Don’t forget to celebrate our cafe's birthday with a piece of Isobel’s cake too...

Funky Scottish is open 9-5 throughout the festival - find us on the high street!

Are you a new visitor to Pittenweem? Discover more about this Funky Scottish village by the sea! 

Karen + The Team at Funky Scottish xo 


Living by the sea, Karen Edward @ Funky Scottish is naturally drawn to coastal themes and has developing her own unmistakable flair for showcasing the unique character of the East Neuk. Her favourite subjects include the houses, animals, boats and seascapes she observes in and around the fishing villages. Karen will also happily paint bespoke ceramics reflecting your own unique character and interests. Choose a gift or crockery collection to celebrate special occasions including birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. If you'd like to order your own exclusive, hand-painted piece, please get in touch!  

Friday, 29 July 2016

Coming Soon! Pittenweem Arts Festival - 2016...

One week to go! Will you be joining us in our gorgeous little seaside village for the Pittenweem Arts Festival?

Discover more about the local + visiting artists featured in the 2016 event via the facebook page.

Also, we'll update you very soon on what's happening inside our venue - the Funky Scottish cafe-gallery-boutique... xo

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Introducing....A Collection By Liz Gourlay

Funky Scottish is now showcasing the puffins and seaside-inspired work of talented, local felt artist, Liz Gourlay. 

Liz, who is self-taught, started out as a dry needle felt artist and uses a colourful coastal palette of merino wool, to create pieces inspired by the East Neuk.

Discover a homeware collection - including cushions, cards, framed art and mugs - by Liz in our cafe-gallery-boutique on the high street in Pittenweem.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Coastal-Inspired Summer Entertaining! Serve Up In Style...

Give summer entertaining an impressive + elegant twist with our original, coastal-inspired kitchenware collection by Karen Edward, resident artist at Funky Scottish...

Serve up nibbles on our canape platters, stack bbq'd feasts onto stylish square plates, roast your mediterranean-style vegetables in the generously sized baking dish and delight guests with big mugs of warming hot chocolate at late night alfresco gatherings.

See the collection at Funky Scottish cafe-gallery-boutique on the high street in Pittenweem. xo 

Friday, 1 July 2016

The 5 (not so) Secret Ingredients In Our Funky Scottish Cafe

+ Beautiful People
Linger a while in our intimate cafe or at our alfresco tables on the village square. You'll inevitably join the eclectic mix of regulars, tourists and passers-by striking up conversations over a cuppa!

+ The World's Most Loved Coffee...Probably
Our illy coffee is famed all over the world and is expertly made by our trained baristas!

+ Resident Artist

If our cafe-gallery-boutique seems to exude a stylish, vibrant, contemporary-meets-bohemian vibe, it's because owner, Karen Edward, has an artist's eye for detail! Discover the work of talented artists and makers, hand-picked by Karen. Naturally, we also showcase Karen's own distinctive, original collections including hand-painted ceramics, kitchenware, cards and bespoke commissions. See more at

+ Cakes - Homemade + Freshly Baked By Isobel
Our baker puts the finest ingredients and a whole lot of heart into imaginative and scrumptious cakes.

+ A Magical Seaside Location

Our little coastal village, Pittenweem, is regularly featured in some very prestigious publications, including Condé Nast Traveller UK and Coast Magazine. Why? Maybe it's the working fishing harbour, arts culture, quaint wynds or coastal path. Or, maybe there's another secret ingredient we're keeping to ourselves? You'll just have to visit to find out more...

Hope to see you soon! xo

Friday, 17 June 2016

Funky Scottish Loves...

...layering with a gorgeous 'statement' scarf. 

It's the perfectly stylish way to keep away evening chills during a bbq or alfresco sundowner.
Have you been in our Funky Scottish cafe-gallery-boutique recently?
If not, take a close-up peek at our latest collection of scarfs. xo