Ceres and District Environment and Amenity Protection Group


Ceres - Winter Scene

About Ceres

Ceres is a village in Fife, Scotland, located in a small glen approximately 2 miles over the Ceres Moor from Cupar and 7 miles from St Andrews. The former parish of that name included the settlements of Baldinnie, Chance Inn, Craigrothie, Pitscottie and Tarvit Mill.

The name signifies “place to the west” from (Gaelic) Siar meaning “west”, probably in relation to St Andrews. Locational endings in -es are common in East Fife.

It is one of the most historic and picturesque villages in Scotland and one of the few Scottish villages to have a village green, known as the “Bow Butts” since its use as an archery practice field in medieval times. The Ceres Burn runs through the village and alongside the green. An old packhorse bridge, known as the “Bishop’s Bridge” has spanned the burn since the 17th century and still stands close to a modern road bridge.