The Pittenweem Gatehouse


Located in Priory Court, just off Marygate, the Priory Gatehouse is one of the oldest buildings in the East Neuk of Fife. Dating back to the fifteenth century, this delightful A-listed structure is the only surviving Scottish Augustinian gatehouse.

The local ‘Friends of the Gatehouse’ group are aiming to raise funds to save this iconic local building. Their ambitions are to, first and foremost, make the building wind and water tight, whilst conserving the ancient stonework. Further work will see the interior refitted, plus information boards and a disabled parking space outside. The idea is that the Gatehouse will then be able to generate sufficient income to pay for its own long-term up-keep, as an art exhibition space, performance venue, club/society meeting room, or even for wedding receptions.

Fund-raising and awareness events are taking place throughout the year, such as last month’s Doors Open Day, which saw eighty visitors cross the threshold, but the group are looking for support to really get the project off the ground with substantial funding. If you would like to get involved, there are numerous ways, so please email

And, most importantly, do spread the word – the more support (particularly written) that the group have, the greater the chance of funding.

Very best wishes,

Sophie x