Markinch combines a historical setting with excellent access to modern amenities and a strong sense of community.
St Drostan’s Church is the focal point of town. The surrounding conservation area, centred on the 12th century church tower, has around two dozen listed buildings dating mainly from the late Georgian period.
Although a relatively small town, Markinch has two major parks within its boundaries.
John Dixon Park provides children’s all-weather play facilities and football pitches.
Balbirnie Park is a unique facility containing bridle paths, picnic areas, caravan site, golf course, woodland walks and wildlife areas.
The town has an excellent public transport system with a station on the main rail network between Edinburgh and Dundee and frequent local bus services. The project to upgrade the rail station is scheduled to complete in March 2007.
Every summer, Markinch Highland Games are held in John Dixon Park and each winter Markinch Amateur Operatic Society stage an excellent production in the Town Hall.