The Iron Age - a View from the Terracing!
Very little is known about the Iron Age in Markinch and the five massive terraces cut into the north side of Markinch Hill have yet to be dated: they may even be medieval in origin (or, at least, levelled and used for tillage at that time). The whole complex is fully 300 metres long and the terraces range from 5 to 9 metres in breadth, spanning a vertical range of 30 metres, comparable to the terraces at Raith Rovers' ground. Indeed, they overlook a flat area once known locally as "The Playfields".
Whoever built them expended an enormous amount of time and labour. They were clearly built for a purpose, but whether that related to defence, status, cultivation or entertainment is for the archaeologist to discover.