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Logie, a village and a parish of NE Fife. The village stands 3 miles NNW of Dairsie station, and 5 NNE of its post-town, Cupar.

The parish, containing also the village of Lucklawhill Feus, was anciently called Logie-Murdoch. It is bounded N by Forgan, E by Leuchars, S by Dairsie, and W and NW by Kilmany. Its utmost length, from NE to SW, is 45/8 miles; its breadth varies between ¾ mile and 2¼ miles; and its area is 3599¼ acres. Motray Water traces the northern boundary, Moonzie Burn traces the southern; and the surface, sinking along these two streams to 85 and 180 feet above sea-level, between them rises in several parallel ridges to 335 feet at Crumblie Hill, 626 at Lucklaw or Inchlaw Hill, and 571 at Forret Hill. The predominant rocks are eruptive; and the soil on the slopes of the hills is mostly a good fertile loam, on their shoulders and summits is thin and moorish. Nearly five-sixths of the entire area are in tillage; 290 acres are under wood; and the rest of the land is pastoral or waste. The estate of Logie, on the S side of the parish, belonged in the time of Robert III. to Sir John Wemyss, ancestor of the Earls of Wemyss, and passed in the reign of James VI. to a younger branch of the Wemyss family. An incident in the life of one of its proprietors forms the theme of a ballad called the Laird of Logie, and published by Sir Walter Scott in his Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border. Cruivie Castle, the chief antiquity, has been separately noticed. John West, author of a System of Mathematics, was the son of a minister of the parish, who lived about the middle of last century. Logie is in the presbytery of Cupar and synod of Fife; the living is worth £252. The parish church (1826) was restored in 1882, and contains 280 sittings. There is also a Free church; and a public school, with accommodation for 72 children, had (1882) an average attendance of 55, and a grant of #63 18s. Valuation (1860) £4724, 10s. 5d., (1884) £5386, 7s. Pop. (1801) 339, (1831) 430, (1861) 410, (1871) 402, (1881) 390. —Ord. Sur. shs. 48, 49, 1868-65.

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