Newburgh war memorial and High Street
Newburgh High Street, and the Tower Bakery shop in 2013
Quaint little cottage by Lindores Abbey ruins in Newburgh, with view of the bear on Bear Hill, or Lindores Hill
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Newburgh, like so many places in Scotland, once had a heyday. A heyday is not a day where one makes hay, but a period of great industry and prosperity when the bulk of the inhabitants are in employment, shops bristle with trade, and life is grand. In Newburgh's heyday they made linoleum in a big factory, and from the harbour things were shipped in and out from and to places like Perth and Dundee, just along and over the wide Firth of Tay. But those days have gone. The railway station and the line are no more, the stones of the old harbour sigh with boredom, and the big factory where once they made linoleum has long since burned to the ground and vanished.
Today, as you wander along Newbugh's High Street, you still get a feel of those once great times. For the buildings tell their own tale, a tale of pride and passion, from the carved door-lintels depicting ships and anchors and suns, to The Bear.
Because, my friends, all is not lost in Newburgh. On a hill overlooking the town there  is something that sits and watches and waits. It protects the town and quietly bides its time, waiting patiently for a sign. On Lindores Hill, overlooking the remains of Lindores Abbey, the huge outline of The Bear can be seen for miles around. Lindores Hill is indeed known by some as Bear Hill, and in the legends of our past the story is told of a link with King Arthur and the round table and knights in silver armour. For Newburgh's heyday will return. The Bear will see to that.
NEWBURGH HIGH STREET
TOWER BAKERY SHOP
THE BEAR ON LINDORES HILL
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You can get a bus to Newburgh from Perth.
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