Thursday, July 29, 2021


The current book “The Church In Markinch” by Ian Gourlay and Ken Wilkie is now out of stock but a new book (which started out as a re-write) was subsequently launched as a new title.

Markinch : Its Church and Parish

A new book by Ian Gourlay and Ken Wilkie

Launch date – 3rd October 2010

A companion to the volume The Church in Markinch published in 2001

Contributors to this edition include: Dr Jean and Robert Balfour,
Shane Fenton, Bruce Manson and Stuart Morris

Foreword by Rev Alex Forsyth

A history of the parish incorporating Tullis Russell, John Haig,
Markinch & District Co-operative Society, the beginnings of
Glenrothes and clubs and societies operating in the town today.

A detailed look at the architecture of the church and the tower
(by Bruce Manson)

Church history from the sixth century to date

Listing of the ministers since the Reformation and local people
of interest, including the names on the gravestones in the churchyard;
the Balfours of Balbirnie (Jean and Robert Balfour); the Beatons of Balfour;
the Sibbalds and Leslies of Balgonie ( Stuart Morris)
and the Ballingalls of Sweetbank

A section on miscellaneous topics of interest including a listing of church officers & session clerks
and a personal story on the Ibrox disaster (Shane Fenton)

200 pages of content

Includes 48 monochrome photographs

6 additional pages of colour photographs and prints

A comprehensive index

Copies can be obtained from:
Markinch Parish Church – After Sunday service & at Thursday coffee morning
Ken Wilkie, 6 Selkirk Street, Markinch ( by prior arrangement for collection or to arrange delivery. Telephone 01592 760042 )
Mary McArthur, Gents Hairdresser, 2 Croft Road, Markinch
Internet – Payment by Paypal to (postage and packing costs apply)

Paperback Price £12.50