NEWS

Next Committee Meeting will be at 7pm on  Tuesday 20th June 2018 and will take place in St Monans.

Following meetings:   10 September 2018;  3 December 2018; 4 February 2019

If you wish to send comments or questions for discussion by the Committee, please send these to your local Representative.

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Members’ Visits 2018

for paid-up members of the Society.

Guided tour of St Athernase Church, Leuchars, KY16 0EL

On Saturday 26th May at 3pm

      This is the best preserved Romanesque parish church in Scotland according to Professor John R Hume, though the nave was replaced in the nineteenth century.  It displays remarkable exterior decoration in the form of blind arcading while inside chevron decorated arches draw the eye to the apse and beyond.  Many mason's marks can be seen, of which several are identical to some in Durham cathedral.  Distinctive corbels of human and animal form are found inside the apse and in a course outside the chancel.

Leuchars is north of St Andrews by the A91. At the Guardbridge roundabout turn right onto the A919 through Guardbridge.  Go past the turn off for the Leuchars military base on the right and the train station on the left into Leuchars itself.  At the roundabout turn right onto Main Street and follow the signs to the Church. Refreshments will be served after the tour.

To DOWNLOAD the booking form for the  members' St Athernase Visit  click here

 

Visit to the gardens of Wormistoune House, by Crail KY10 3XH

On Saturday 30th June at 3pm

By permission of Baron and Lady Wormistoune

        The gardens and grounds have been painstakingly restored over the last 20 years. The walled garden is a series of ‘rooms’ including a wildlife meadow, productive potager, magical Griselinia garden, wildlife ponds and rill and recently planted mid and late season perennial borders. We will be given an introductory talk by Head Gardener Katherine Taylor. The visit will conclude with drinks and canapés.

        Wormistoune is 1 ½ miles north of Crail by the A917 Crail/ St Andrews road. Past B9171 to Colinsburgh on left and cottage on right and immediately after cottage, turn right into lane with a grass triangle island in the middle of it. After passing stone cottage entrance is 100m. From St Andrews past Kingsbarns Distillery and in approx ½ mile and just before the road bends sharply to the right, turn into a minor lane on your left and as above

To DOWNLOAD the booking form for the  members' Wormistoun House Visit  click here

 

Visit to Wester Balcormo, by Upper Largo KY8 5QF

On Saturday 6th October at 3pm

By kind permission of Valerie Lady Gilmour

      A chance to view this house which was constructed in recent years to house the Gilmour collection of pictures and other family artefacts. These include works collected by previous generations and which come from Montrave House along with items collected by the late Sir John Gilmour and Valerie, Lady Gilmour. The visit will conclude with drinks and nibbles.

From St Andrews: B939 to Ceres. Green on right and car park on left – take left turn, small sign to Lundin Links and Largo, past car park. 3 miles X roads straight over. In one mile first right. Entrance is half mile on left

From Upper Largo: In centre of village right at brown sign to church and cemetery, pass cemetery and straight over X roads, first left after approx two miles. Entrance is half mile on left.

To DOWNLOAD the booking form for the  members' Wester Balcormo Visit  click here

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The Annual General Meeting 2018  was held on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 at Kellie Castle.  Our speaker waas be David Jones, leading furniture historian speaking on Mackintosh’s Regional Influences. David Jones is an expert on Scottish furniture and partly retired lecturer in Art History at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of The Edinburgh Cabinet and Chair Makers’ Books of Prices 1805-25 (2000) and editor of the journal Regional Furniture.

Autumn Newsletter 2017

VISITS 2015

 

Summer Visit - Balcaskie

On Saturday 4 July 2015 at 3.00 pm, the summer visit of the Society was made to Balcaskie Estate, St Monans.

Twenty eight members of the Society enjoyed a memorable visit.

Toby Anstruther proved a genial host and gave a brief history of Balcaskie.

The torrential rain of the morning gave way to a glorious afternoon in time for the visit.

There was a conducted tour of house but with ample time to explore the terraced gardens which are aligned to the Bass Rock.

Balcaskie was built before 1629 and was the home of Sir William Bruce, Architect, from 1665. In 1698 it became the home of the Anstruther Family.

 

         

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balcaskie July 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plans

Anstruther Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan - Text Only

DRAFT Cellardyke Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan

Colinsburgh Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan on Fife Council Web Site.

ELIE & EARLSFERRY CONSERVATION AREA  APPRAISAL and CONSERVATION AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN

Kilconquhar Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan

Lower Largo Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan

Pittenweem Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan 

St Monans Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan on Fife Council's web site from 24 June2013.

Upper Largo Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan

 

For Appraisal of other Fife Conservation Areas or to ensure you have the latest version, see the Fife Council web site   Click here.

(Some of these files are large and may take some time to download)

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Visit to Balgonie Castle
Sunday 25th September 2011

The ENFPS visited BalgonieCastle near Markinch by kind permission of the Laird, Lady and Younger of Balgonie. Members were given a guided tour by the Laird. The visit was arranged by John Beaton.                  Click here

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50th Anniversary Summer Reception at Balcarres.

10th June 2011

The Society's 50th anniversary celebrations continued on Friday 10th June with a Summer Reception hosted by Lord and Lady Balniel at Balcarres, Colinsburgh. It was a fine Summer's evening and about 100 members enjoyed canapés and wine on the top terrace of Balcarres' wonderful garden.

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AGM and 50th Anniversary March 2011  Click here

 

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