From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The High Street, Strathmiglo.
Tyndall Bruce Monument

Strathmiglo (Scottish Gaelic: Srath Mioglach) (Ordnance Survey grid reference NO214101) is a village in Fife, Scotland on the River Eden. The population is around 1000. Nearby settlements include Auchtermuchty and Falkland.

Strathmiglo is sometimes thought to have belonged to the Mormaers of Fife in early times. Before 1350 it had become the centre of the shire of Strathmigloshire. It became a burgh of barony in the 16th century, by which time it belonged to the Scotts of Balwearie. Prior to the Reformation it was the site of a Collegiate church.

The economic life of the burgh in early times was linked to nearby Falkland Palace. In the 18th and 19th centuries the textile industry was important, as was boot-making in the 20th. The tollbooth of 1734 is a prominent landmark and there is a Pictish stone by the cemetery.

People from Strathmiglo[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 56°16′37″N 3°16′15″W / 56.27684°N 3.27095°W / 56.27684; -3.27095