Markinch Heritage Group would like to build up a library of articles and documents pertaining to the history and heritage of Markinch and its surroundings.
You can send pictures, video, documents or scanned articles for example. Original research pieces are also actively encouraged for inclusion. Many different formats can be accepted including PowerPoint presentations etc.
Help us create a unique and one-stop resource that anyone across the world can access. Please assist us in this aim by contributing anything you have. We can be contacted via the Contact page.
Please note that all documents presented here are for personal use and research and are not to be used for any commercial purposes.
Burgh of Barony of Markinch Read the 1673 Charter [ view ]
12th Century Church Reconstruction Video - This short talk given last year by our own very knowledgeable local researcher Bruce Manson at TAFAC last year gives insight into the importance of Markinch church. It is not surprising that Markinch was on the medieval pilgrim route between Dunfermline and St Andrews and is firmly part of the new Fife Pilgrim Way. Since the talk research has moved forward on the project, with new material and new interpretations emerging. The more recent history of the church is being better understood through documentary analysis, particularly the Session and Heritors' records. Markinch Heritage Group is establishing a fund for future archeological work on the church and fresh finds are expected to modify our existing understanding of this remarkable building. The book 'Macduff's Kirk?', on which the talk is based, is available at Mary McArthur Gents Hairdresser, Markinch. Any problems sourcing it please, contact us.