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Boarhills is located in Fife
Boarhills shown within Fife
Population 80 (2001)
OS grid reference NO564140
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town St Andrews
Postcode district KY16
Dialling code 01334
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
56°18′59″N 2°42′17″W / 56.3163°N 2.7048°W / 56.3163; -2.7048Coordinates: 56°18′59″N 2°42′17″W / 56.3163°N 2.7048°W / 56.3163; -2.7048

Boarhills is a hamlet close to Kingsbarns on the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. It is located off the A917 road, 4 12 miles (7 km) from St Andrews and 5 12 miles (9 km) from Crail, close to the mouth of Kenly Water with the North Sea.


Boarhills Church, built in 1866–67, stands apart from the village, with a large bellcote at its western end. Boarhills had a primary school, built in 1815 and which closed in the 1990s.[1]

Boarhills had a railway station on the North British Railway line from Thornton Junction to St Andrews via Crail.[2] The station closed to passengers on 22 September 1930 and to goods on 5 October 1964. The line was closed completely on 6 September 1965. This station was sited to the south of the A917.[3]

Buddo Rock is a sandstone sea stack on a raised beach close to Boarhills, 800 metres (2,600 ft) from Buddo Ness, accessible by the Fife Coastal Path. Nearby is a former lifeboat station, built between 1860 and 1890.

Notable Residents[edit]


  1. ^ "Boarhills". Undiscovered Scotland. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Anstruther and St Andrews Railway". RailScot. 23 February 2006. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "NO5613 : Site of Boarhills Station". Geograph Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Independent (newspaper) obituary: 29 July 1993