Ceres (Scotland)

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Coordinates 56 ° 18 ′  N , 2 ° 58 ′  W Coordinates: 56 ° 18 ′  N , 2 ° 58 ′  W
Ceres (Scotland)
Residents 969 2011 census
Post town CUPAR
ZIP code section KY15
prefix 01334
Part of the country Scotland
Council area Fife
British Parliament North East Fife
Scottish Parliament North East Fife

Ceres is a town in the Scottish Council Area Fife . It is located about three kilometers southeast of Cupar and eleven kilometers southwest of St Andrews on the Ceres Burn .


The village of Ceres has been occupied since the 12th century. In 1620, Ceres was installed as the Burgh of Barony . Because of the fertile soil around Ceres, agriculture was practiced there from an early age. Weaving and brewing were also promoted under the Hopes of Craighall . In Fife Folk Museum , the regional history is illuminated. In 1761 a Masonic Lodge was founded in Ceres . After the lodge activity had been suspended since 1852, the Masonic Temple of Ceres near the Bishop Bridge was used for other purposes.

A sports competition takes place annually on the village green and is now carried out in the style of the Highland Games . It goes back to a festival in honor of those returning from the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. This means that the Ceres Games are said to have the longest tradition of any free competition in Scotland.

From 1861 the population of Ceres fell from 1068 to 724 within 20 years. In 1961 there were still 609 people living in the village, in 2000 it was already 1019. In the 2011 census survey, 969 inhabitants were counted.


The B939 runs through Ceres. It connects the village to the A916 (Cupar - Windygates ) running to the west . In addition, the A91 ( St Andrews - Bannockburn ), the A913 (Cupar - Aberargie ) and the A914 ( Newport-on-Tay - Muirhead ) are within a few kilometers .

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Entry in the Gazetteer for Scotland
  2. Information about the Masonic Lodge ( Memento of the original dated December 24, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.ceresgames.co.uk
  3. ^ Information in the Gazetteer for Scotland
  4. 2011 census

Web links

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