Wednesday, 25 July 2007
Old Kilconquhar and Colinsburgh
Old Kilconquhar and Colinsburgh in the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. These two villages lie within the historic Parish of Kilconquhar, which has been an important religious centre since at least the twelfth century. While the village of Kilconquhar grew up around its church, Colinsburgh is said to have been founded by Colin Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Balcarres, to house his disbanded Jacobite troops. It showed signs of becoming an important commercial centre at an early stage in its history, and both villages benefited from the development of the railway network in the late 1850s, when both were served by stations. Pictures included show curling on Kilconquhar Loch, views of both villages' main streets, Kilconquhar House, Charleton House, Balcarres House and its South Lodge, cottages at Balneil and the remains of Auld Robin Gray's cottage. Old Kilconquhar and Colinsburgh.