An old fermtoun village in NE Fife, Kilmany is situated by the A914 3 miles (5 km) north of Cupar. Dr Thomas Chalmers (1780 - 1847), church leader and first moderator of the Free Church after the Disruption of 1843, was minister (1803-15) of Kilmany Parish church which dates from 1768. The church was originally a rectory of St Salvator's College in St Andrews and in its churchyard lies buried the Earl of Melville who supported William and Mary's claim to the throne in 1689.

Kilmany was the birthplace of motor racing champion Jim Clark (1936-68) and a memorial was unveiled on 6th June 1997 by fellow champion Jackie Stewart (b.1939).

To the east stands the tower of Kinnear which lies on land occupied by the Kinnear family for over 700 years.

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