St Monans ChurchThe Society aims to stimulate pride in the local architecture and historic character of the East Neuk, and to act, through the members, as a custodian of the unique character and rich architectural heritage of the East Neuk.

We aim also to safeguard and improve the amenities of the area and to provide information and advice to members.

The Society is an active pressure group. It has a good relationship with Fife Council who respect the views of the Society on the planning applications sent to the Society for comment, particularly those relating to the conservation areas. We hope through our comments to encourage good design and high-quality developments which will improve rather than detract from the special charm of this area.

Territorial Limits

The Society is concerned with the area comprising the former burghs and parishes of Kilrenny, Anstruther Easter, Anstruther Wester, Pittenweem, St Monans, Elie and Earlsferry, Kilconquhar and Colinsburgh, Largo and Lundin Links and the landward area as far as New Gilston, Largoward, Arncroach and Carnbee.

Map of the East Neuk of Fife.

Preservation Meeting Room The Meeting Room
Former Fife Council offices at 3 Station Road, St Monans, were purchased by the Society in 1978. The whole building was restored, the upper flat sold off for £21,500 in 1982, while the room on the ground floor was retained as a Meeting Room for the Society. A Committee elected at the AGM held in March, meets here approximately six times a year to discuss issues relating to the remit of the Society.