Falkland Historic Buildings – Welcome

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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!

An old house in Mill Wynd, since demolished

Welcome to The Falkland Wiki – the online encyclopaedia of Falkland and its tangible heritage - archaeology, buildings, landscape and some of the people who have helped to make Falkland the special place that it is.

This site is maintained by volunteers from The Falkland Society. It was created to preserve and display the outcome of The Falkland Listed Buildings Survey, its history, previous names, and special features. Starting on World Photography Day, 19 August 2020, volunteers have been taking photographs of buildings throughout the town.

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

Falkland in context

Dated panel on the Lomond Tavern

"Falkland", for most people probably means the built-up area of our historic town (or village) in the middle of the "Kingdom" of Fife, south-east Scotland. But this wiki also covers:

Falkland is very rich in historic and interesting buildings, many of them Listed Buildings – listed by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) for their special architectural or historic interest; the historic core of Falkland includes the Falkland Conservation Area, and two areas have been specially designated by HES: the Falkland Palace gardens, and the House of Falkland designed landscape.

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.

What's on this site?

Ladieburn Cottage and Moncrief House, viewed from the Palace battlements

Within our area, we aim to include:

To see how much we've achieved so far, and what is still left to do, see our "About page".

Exploring this site

This site is a Wiki – 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.

  • Click on any word or phrase in blue to go 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.