Scotland’s top dog has enjoyed a weekend of walkies during a pawsome break in Fife.

VisitScotland’s Ambassadog, George the Golden Retriever, and his owners, sisters Victoria and Emma Rae from Glasgow, were invited to sample the delights of the Kingdom by Fife Council.

With miles of stunning beaches on the Fife Coastal Path, a vast array of eateries and fascinating attractions in the forms of castles, palaces and abbeys, the region is perfect for pets as well as their owners.

As part of the trip organised by Fife Council, George and his owners stayed at Catchpenny Safari Lodges Elie and were given the chance to explore the region’s famous shores, taking in the sites of Lady’s Tower and Elie Ness Lighthouse.

The group then enjoyed a spot of lunch with the ‘Hairy Bakers’, better known as Jackadoodles, Mungo and Tilly Trotter and their owner Christopher. The Fife Ambassador, chef and food writer demonstrated one of his delicious recipes for dogs to enjoy from the cookbook The Hairy Bakers*, and also cooked up a tasty lunch for Victoria and Emma.

Other locations visited included The Ship Inn for dinner and a pit stop at the Cheesy Toast Shack at Kingsbarns.

The group completed their weekend with a visit to Cambo Estate. Situated in Kingsbarns, the Victorian country house, built in 1881, lies at the heart of a 1200 acre country estate, and is home to a network of woodland walks, one of the finest walled gardens in Scotland and the dog-friendly Nosebag Café.

As well as tracking George’s adventures on his Instagram page, followers can also enjoy a dogs-eye view of the region thanks to a go-pro camera which was specially fitted to the go-getting pup during his stay.

It’s been two years since George was chosen for the coveted post as official canine ambassador. His role has seen him travel the country, walk red carpets and attend events as a V.I.D (very important dog), raising Scotland’s profile as a destination for dogs and humans alike.

Emma Rae, one of the owners of George the Ambassadog, said: “George is a very adventurous dog who loves exciting places to explore, so Fife is perfect for him – it’s got many dog-friendly beaches, such as Kingsbarns, where he loved to get his feet wet and have a sniff about. The locals were also very warm and friendly and gave him the best welcome.

“Fife is also great for its food & drink, and having a dog is useful in sniffing out the best options. George helped us find the Cheesy Toast Shack and made some new friends at the Ship Inn. We’ll also be back to visit the Cambo Estate again soon, and George couldn’t recommend Catchpenny Safari Lodges enough as pawfect for dogs and their human companions.”

To follow George the Ambassadog please visit: www.visitscotland.com/blog/scotland/ambassadog/

George’s fans can also keep up-to-date with his travels on social media at: www.instagram.com/golden_george_/

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