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Will you help us expand this site to document our history and our heritage? Email us at news@falklandsociety.org.uk if you'd like to get involved.

Welcome!

Welcome to Falkland Historic Buildings – the online encyclopaedia of Falkland and its heritage.

Falkland is an former Royal Burgh in the the "Kingdom" of Fife, south-east Scotland. The historic core of Falkland includes the Falkland Conservation Area, and two areas have been specially designated by Historic Environment Scotland (HES): the Falkland Palace gardens, and the House of Falkland designed landscape.

Falkland is very rich in historic and interesting buildings, many of them Listed Buildings – listed by HES for their special architectural or historic interest. But it's not easy to find out about the listed buildings or even where they are. The listing was mainly done in the early 1970s, and many of the HES records refer to buildings by names that bear no relation to their current addresses; one of the aims of this site is to locate our listed buildings and relate them to the current names and addresses.

This site is maintained by the Falkland Society.

The Survey

Cross Wynd houses before demolition

This site was created to preserve and display the outcome of The Falkland Listed Buildings Survey, launched in 2020 to capture information about our listed buildings, and Falkland's other historic buildings and structures.

During August 2020 volunteers from the Falkland Society delivered a leaflet to every listed property within the Falkland Conservation area, and other buildings of interest, asking residents to tell us about their house, giving details such as any previous names the building was known by, and who lived there before 1970 (a 50-year cut-off to protect the privacy of current residents).

The survey also aimed to cover special features of the building, for instance date stone, marriage stone, original doors or windows, bread ovens, etc., and any other buildings or structures in the curtilage.

Starting on World Photography Day, 19 August 2020, volunteers have been taking photographs (as seen from the street) of buildings throughout the town.

See also the "About page".

What's on this site?

The Kirk and the Palace are prominent in this view of Falkland from the East Lomond Hill

This site aims to cover the whole of the historic Parish of Falkland including Freuchie and Newton of Falkland as well as the Royal Burgh of Falkland, plus two sites of particular interest outwith the Parish).

We aim ultimately to include:

Exploring this site

Falkland coat of arms on the Fountain

This site is a Wiki - that is, it uses the same software, and much of the same approach, as Wikipedia, but it's entirely independent.

As with Wikipedia, there are several ways to find information on this site. Anywhere you see a word or phrase in blue, you can click on it and be taken to the item in question (words in red are links to an article that hasn't been written yet). Click on any picture to see a larger version.

  • Explore our records street by street.
  • browse by category: to get an overview of the range of material that we cover.
  • take pot luck: use the "Random page" link at the left.
  • search for a particular building or person, using the search box at the top right of the page.

For further details, see Help:Using this site.

And why not check out our associated websites: The Falkland Society and Historic Falkland.