St Monans Church. Site of 15th Century witch killings and trials for witchcraft. It is often said that St Monans is the church nearest the sea in the whole of Scotland, and this may well be the case, being only around 20m from the edge. The church, one of the finest remaining from the Middle Ages in Scotland, was built by King David II Bruce (1329-71), initially for a small house of Dominican friars. Saint Monans, Fife, Scotland..Many of Scotland's castles are associated with ghosts, apparitions and strange noises. They have histories in some cases stretching back over 800 years. Some 150 Scottish castles are known to have this reputation. Apart from histories of murder, romance, and war, there were trials for witchcraft are recorded over several centuries. Fife county of Scotland is situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with inland boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. It was originally one of the Pictish kingdoms, known as Fib, and is still commonly known as the Kingdom of Fife within Scotland.