The history of Markinch is gradually coming to light. No doubt, with fresh archaeological finds and new interpretations of old manuscripts and charters, we will be able to fill in many gaps and may begin to distinguish myth from reality.
What you will find here is a rapid trip through what we already know of the area's 6000-year history. Inevitably in a short history such as this much has been edited out or simplified. However, it is hoped that enough is presented to encourage you to join our group or delve into books on old Markinch still available in local libraries including the late George Bennett's work. More recently published material may still be available to purchase:- Markinch: Its Church and Parish, (Gourlay & Wilkie) 2010; Old Markinch (W.Fiet) 1998 containing photos from the last two centuries, and Macduff's Kirk? (B. Manson) 2017.
Local histories are always projects in progress. Anyone who has anything to add or who has different interpretations is invited to contact us!
You can use the links below to visit our other history pages