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The village and parish of Kingsbarns
Kingsbarns
in Scotland
Scotland
lies near the eastern coast of Fife, in an area known as the East Neuk, 6.5 miles (10.5 km) southeast of St Andrews
St Andrews
and 3.6 miles (5.8 km) north of Crail. The name derives from the area being the location of the barns used to store grain before being transported to the Palace at Falkland. Folk musician James Yorkston
James Yorkston
was brought up in Kingsbarns. The coast around Kingsbarns
Kingsbarns
is also known as a challenging surfing area. Pitmilly, a former estate that was owned by the Moneypenny family for over seven centuries, is located about 1.5 miles from Kingsbarns
Kingsbarns
on the road to St Andrews. Ruins of two mills and the Bronze Age
Bronze Age
tumulus, Pitmilly
Pitmilly
Law, are still evident. Little remains of Pitmilly
Pitmilly
House. The civil parish has a population of 443 (in 2011).[1]

Contents

1 Amenities 2 Notable residents 3 Golf 4 Whisky 5 Notes 6 External links

Amenities[edit] An inn existed in Kingsbarns
Kingsbarns
for centuries, previously offering a place of refuge for pilgrims to St Andrews
St Andrews
Cathedral.[2] However, the 18th-century coaching inn standing on the previously established site has reopened recently under new management

The Barns at Kingsbarns

Barns Cottage in the Square is an historic building that includes the former infants' school.[3] The village also has a shop, church and primary school. Notable residents[edit]

Robert Adamson (1852–1902), philosopher and logician at the University of Glasgow, born in Kingsbarns Robert Arnot (1744–1808), Presbyterian minister, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, and professor of Divinity at St. Andrews University, lived in Kingsbarns
Kingsbarns
from 1800 until his death

Robert Adamson

Alexander Peebles (1856–1934), New Zealand prospector and mine owner, born in Kingsbarns[4] James Yorkston
James Yorkston
folksinger (b.1971) grew up Kingsbarns[5] Vic Galloway, DJ, radio and TV presenter, and journalist grew up in Kingsbarns[6]

Golf[edit] The forming of the Kingsbarns
Kingsbarns
Golfing Society in 1793 began the village's long association with golf, with the course, laid upon land leased from the Cambo Estate, being in use until around 1850 when it was returned to farming. In 1922, Kingsbarns
Kingsbarns
Golf Club was founded, and a nine-hole course designed by Willie Auchterlonie
Willie Auchterlonie
was laid out, but in 1939 the land was again returned to farming as an aid to the war effort. Kingsbarns
Kingsbarns
Golf Links is a man-made links course designed by Kyle Phillips, a world-renowned golf course architect and developer Mark Parsinnen. Opened in 2000, it has co-hosted the European Tour's Dunhill Links Championship
Dunhill Links Championship
along with the Old Course at St Andrews
St Andrews
and Carnoustie since 2001. Kingsbarns
Kingsbarns
hosted the St Andrews
St Andrews
Trophy in 2007, the Jacques Léglise Trophy in 2008, and the Women's British Open in 2017. Whisky[edit] Kingsbarns
Kingsbarns
Distillery and Visitor Centre opened in November 2014 and began filling barrels of spirit the following March. It was founded by a local golf caddie who wished to convert a historic and semi-derelict farm-steading into a distillery. Kingsbarns
Kingsbarns
pot stills were hand-made at Forsyths in Rothes, Speyside. Kingsabarns new make spirit has been bottled giving visitors and curious whisky drinkers a unique chance to sample the spirit before it matures.

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Golf Course

Club House

Notes[edit]

^ Census of Scotland
Scotland
2011, Table KS101SC – Usually Resident Population, publ. by National Records of Scotland. Web site http://www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk/ retrieved March 2016. See “Standard Outputs”, Table KS101SC, Area type: Civil Parish 1930 ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 November 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2011. , The Barns at Kingsbarns, accessed 12 July 2011. ^ "Barns Cottage". British Listed Buildings.  ^ Heath, Alison B. "Peebles, Alexander – Biography". Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 16 February 2013.  ^ Galloway, Vic (8 July 2013). "Songs in the Key of Fife: The Intertwining Stories of The Beta Band, King Creosote, KT Tunstall, James Yorkston
James Yorkston
and the Fence Collective". Birlinn – via Google Books.  ^ "Vic Galloway :: Authors :: Birlinn Ltd". Birlinn.co.uk. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 

External links[edit]

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Kingsbarns
Kingsbarns
– information centre Kingsbarns
Kingsbarns
Golf Links – official site The Barns at Kingsbarns
Kingsbarns
– official site

Coordinates: 56°18′N 2°40′W / 56.3°N 2.66°

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