Scroll paintin by D. W. Hood, Hermit's Cave

The Hermit's Cave in Ceard's Cove.

The Hermit's Cave in Ceard's Cove

A real place west of Old Aberdour beach it even had a real hermit between the world wars. ink and mineral colours on sized Xuan paper. The word ceÓrd originally meant a high status artisan in Gaelic but went down the social scale along with Celtic culture in general and came to be used to refer to itinerants in both Gaelic (a dictionary gives following definitions: "1 tinker 2 smith 3 trade (profession) 4 crook") and in Scots where it is pronounced as 'caird'.