List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
CAIRNEYFLAPPEY CASTLE (Site of) Cairney Flappet Castle (site of)
Cairney Flappet Castle (site of)
Cairney Flappet Castle (site of)
Cairney Flappet Castle (site of)
Cairney Flappet Castle (site of)
Strathmiglo Castle.
P.G. Skene Esq.
Mr. Skinner.
Mr. Senior.
Plan of Town.
Full. [Fullartons] Gazetteer of Scotland.
Leightons Hist. [History] of Fife.
Sibbalds Fife & Kinross.
016 [situation] 1/4 mile East of Strathmiglo.
The site of a Castle enclosed by a large square moat which may be easily traced at the present day supposed by the Gentlemen in the neighbourhood to have [been] built in the reign of James V. [5th]

Leighton in his History of Fife says that "the Castle of Strathmiglo stood in the middle of an arable field, a short way east of the village and about 100 yards N.E [North East] of the farm steading of the East Mill of Strathmiglo, on what was called the lands of Cairney, or Wester Strathmiglo. [It] has now entirely disappeared. Not one stone of the building being left to mark its site. The remains of the large moat, however [which] surrounded it on all sides, though nearly [filled] up, sufficiently points out where it stood. It is said to have been erected in the reign [of] James V, [5th] who bestowed upon it rather unaccountably the name of Cairney Flappet from its having been very hurriedly erected. It belonged to the family of [Lesley of] Balweary - who took up their residence here, probably on account of its being [so near] the court of Falkland. In 1734 the Castle was removed and the stones taken away by the Burgesses of Strathmiglo to build the present steeple in front of the Town House.

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14 Plan 16B Strathmiglo Parish.

[Note:] "The Scots had a castle here which King James V called Cairny-flappit from its being very suddenly built. Sibbalds Fife & Kinross page 152."

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