Society aims to stimulate pride in the local architecture and historic
character of the East Neuk, and to act, through the members, as a
custodian of the unique character and rich architectural heritage
of the East Neuk.
We aim also to safeguard and improve the amenities of the area and
to provide information and advice to members.
The Society is an active pressure group. It has a good relationship
with Fife Council who respect the views of the Society on the planning
applications sent to the Society for comment, particularly those relating
to the conservation areas. We hope through our comments to encourage
good design and high-quality developments which will improve rather
than detract from the special charm of this area.
The Society is concerned with the area comprising the former burghs
and parishes of Kilrenny, Anstruther Easter, Anstruther Wester,
Pittenweem, St Monans, Elie and Earlsferry, Kilconquhar and Colinsburgh,
Largo and Lundin Links and the landward area as far as New Gilston,
Largoward, Arncroach and Carnbee.
The Meeting Room
Former Fife Council offices at 3 Station Road, St Monans, were purchased
by the Society in 1978. The whole building was restored, the upper
flat sold off for £21,500 in 1982, while the room on the ground
floor was retained as a Meeting Room for the Society. A Committee
elected at the AGM held in March, meets here approximately six times
a year to discuss issues relating to the remit of the Society.