The Village of Pennan
The Village of Pennan
The Village of Pennan

Although attractive in its own right to tourists for being a quiet, picturesue village - Pennan was made world famous in1984 when it played host to the film 'Local Hero' starring Burt Lancaster.

As seen from this painting of Pennan in oils, the afternoon sun creates a magical, luminous quality to the village - by reflecting light into the shadows of adjacent cottage walls.

Another feature of the villages along the north east coast is that the washing lines are strung out at the front of the cottages; facing seaward. The reason for this is because there are hardly any gardens, and the villages are built under north facing cliffs - hence little sun and wind.