Thursday, May 03, 2007

Luthrie North Fife

There are three churches, two in ruins within a mile of each other surrounding Brunton, all within Creich though Luthrie is the only service functional one, the Minister presides over two others and the Sunday meetings are rotated. A sign of the times. Brunton itself arose through the church. The houses were each attributed land to ensure the occupants could support themselves with food, vegetables, pigs and such like. The main income came from the production of linen. The drying and sun bleaching fields still form the outer perimeter of Brunton. It is a tiny Hamlet, quaint and well tended and now attracting awards for the best kept village in North Fife. The Church itself houses some splendid stained glass windows and reflects the relative wealth of local donors of the times.

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