I found the picturesque village of Fordyce while on a trip down to hang an exhibition in Duff House at Banff in the summer of 2009. The village, which boasts its own centuries-old castle (which contains self-catering accommodation for visitors to the region!), lies south of Cullen, and the view depicted is from School Road on a warm summer's evening - it evokes happy memories for me.
The painting was bought from the studio here in Lerwick. The owner lives in Shetland.