A planned village in the East Neuk of Fife, Colinsburgh lies 2 miles (3 km) northwest of Elie. It was built in 1705 for disbanded soldiers by Colin, 3rd Earl of Balcarres (1652 - 1722). The village has a Town Hall dating from 1895 and the Galloway Library built in 1903. The Relief Church was founded here in 1761 by Thomas Gillespie (1708-74).

To the north lies Balcarres House originally an L-plan tower which was built in 1595 by the Lindsay family and later greatly extended in the 19th Century by the architects William Burn (1789 - 1870) and David Bryce (1803-76).

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