The image top is looking north along the
High Street in Elie with the Elie Parish Church on the left.
The earliest parts of this Church are from
1639, with the Steeple added in 1726, then the
Main Building was rebuilt in 1831.
The Ship Inn and
Harbour are downhill from the north end of the
High Street. If visiting at a busy time in a
car, best park at the large Car Park out by the
Lighthouse, about one third of a mile walk from
The Beach Bar is across the road from the
Ship Inn with views over the Harbour, Harbour
Beach, Watersports, and Elie Beach Cricket Ground.
Cricket is played from May to September, mainly
Sat & Sun, with games arranged for Low
Watersports are situated at the Harbour
Beach, a great sheltered location for almost
every watersport you can think of, ideal for
learning or experienced visitors.
The Harbour has a Marina and Cafe with Boat
Trips sometimes available to view scenic
Fishing Villages along the coast, and Wildlife
such as Seals, Porpoises, and Dolphins.
Lighthouse is situated at the north end of
Elie, just north of the Harbour with a large
Car Park. There is about a 1 mile walk around
the Headland here for the Lady Jane Anstruther
Tower and the Lighthouse.
The Lighthouse was completed in 1908. Sea
Fishing from the rocks at the Lighthouse is
The Lady Jane Anstruther Tower is situated a
few hundred yards north of the Lighthouse. This
Tower was built in 1760 for Lady Jane to change
in before going for a swim. A bell was rung
when she was swimming so locals would keep
clear, as Lady Jane was a Naturist.
Elie Golf Club
is situated on the south side of Elie where
Elie and Earlsferry join. This Links Course was
founded in 1832.
Club is situated next to Elie Golf Club
with a Nine Hole Golf Course, Putting, Driving
Range, Tennis, Bowls and more.
Chapel Green is on the south side of
Earlsferry. This is where the Ferry ran from in
the 1100s, 7 miles across the Firth of Fourth
to North Berwick. The Earls of Fife set
up the running of the Ferry for Pilgrims
traveling from southeastern Scotland to the
Shrine of Saint Andrew, at the vast St
Andrews Cathedral, 12 miles north.
Records state 15,000 people used the
Earlsferry Ferry in 1413. This trade stopped
after the Reformation in 1560 made Catholic
Worship in Scotland illegal. St Andrews
Cathedral, largest Church ever built in
Scotland, was in ruin by 1561.
Park is situated about 2 miles south of
Elie by a Sandy Bay. The Park has a wide range
of Holiday Homes for hire, also, Touring and
732 - Relics of St Andrew were brought from
Hexham to Fife by Bishop Acca. The Relics were
held at Kilrymont, later renamed St
1070s - St Margaret, wife of King Malcolm
III of Scotland, set up a Ferry Service, 2
miles across the River Forth at North and South
Queensferry, for Pilgrims traveling
north to St Andrews, 41 miles north of