A return visit to the enigmatic ruins of Crawford Priory yields family memories, new secrets and golf balls.
Exploring the history and abandoned ruins of Crawford Priory in Fife, Scotland; and the life of Lady Mary Lindsay Crawford
The motorist rushing along the A914 through central Fife would have to be especially sharp to notice the small sign for and the anonymous dirt track that leads up to the hamlet of Cults and its hidden church, the Cults Kirk.
The line of abandoned buildings lay on the other side of a field of stubble. Access to the buildings was an easy matter of wading through nettles, brambles and overgrowth and hopping through an open window.
Fife is rife with ruins, green fields and contradiction. Its dramatic entrance hall, the Forth Bridge, somehow encapsulates much of its inner nature, except perhaps for the matter of golf.
Scotland’s neglected history: how a 18th century secret sex society flourished and thrived in the ancient fishing port of Anstruther, Fife.