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Visit St Monans East Neuk Scotland

Thursday, September 04, 2008

This evening, I am presenting some images from a recent visit to the picturesque church of St. Monans which is located on the Fife Coast.

The name may have come from an Irish missionary, Monanus or Monans or Monan who may have come to Fife about AD832 and is believed to have preached on the nearby Isle of May. Monanus was slain by Danish invaders about AD 875.

St. Monans church was founded by Alan Durward about AD 1265-67 with the present building attributable to King David II ( 1329-1371), possibly as a thank-offering to God. It was Sir William Dishington who was actually commissioned to build the church during 1362-1370 at a total cost of 750.00 Scots pounds.

Sometime before 1477 the church was granted to Dominican Friars then was burned by the English in 1544 and subsequently became the parish church in 1646. Only the choir was used for worship from 1646-1848. In 1955 a restoration was planned under direction of Ian G. Lindsay.

At time of our visit the church was being prepared for a wedding-which added a special dimension.

This church is a fascinating part of heritage on the Fife Coast.


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Tour St Monans Fife Coast

Sunday, May 04, 2008

This evening I am posting an image from a recent tour of the Fife Coast. Included in the tour was a visit to the famous church at St. Monans.

The fishing village is named after the church and is located between Elie and Pittenweem.

The harbour is the centre piece of the village.

The church has close connections with the local fishing community but, unfortunately, was closed at time of our visit due to preparations for a wedding.The associated grave yard is rich in local family history and of interest to ancestry researchers.


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Cellardyke benefits from bird flu

Thursday, January 04, 2007

The arrival of a dead swan infected with bird flu at Cellardyke harbour has had an unexpectedly beneficial effect of the local economy and property prices. In the nine months since the dead bird was found house prices in the picturesque Fife fishing village have risen by 30pct.with the intensive publicity seen as the key driver behind the uplift. Property in neighbouring villages such as Crail, Elie and Anstruther have also benefited.

Visit the East Neuk of Fife with Catswhiskerstours


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