The Cross, Ceres, KY15 5NE
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Ceres is located in the heart of Fife and contains its fair share of history.
Stretching back as far as Bannockburn, the Ceres Games, with exception of wars, have been held every year since 1314, making them the longest running free Highland games in Scotland. Traditionally held on the last Saturday in June, highland wrestling and dancing as well as tossing the caber are just a few of the activities held. Along with modern day sports such as Bicycle racing the Ceres Games is a day that people of all ages can enjoy. The “Ceres Stane,” a key player in the Ceres Games, is kept safe and visible in The Ceres Inn for 364 days a year and taken to be used on the day of the Games before being returned to its traditional ‘hame’.
The Memorial statue, overlooking the village green and only a few steps from the Inn is a main focal point. Erected in memory of the local men who gave their lives for Scotland’s freedom in the Battle of Bannockburn, and also 600 years later, for the men who lost their lives in WWI.
The Provost of Ceres, opposite the Ceres Inn, unveiled at the Ceres Games is a famous statue built from the Stone from the Craighall Castle representing the Minister of Ceres from 1578 – 99. This can be seen when touring Ceres as well as the famous Wemyss Pottery.
Craighall Den is situated around a mile outside of the village, a picturesque walk through the woods and up towards the ruins of Craighall Castle and the old Limekilns.