Cults Limestone Mines are a series of mines spread NE to SW along the Cults Ridge in Fife. High quality limestone has been exploited here from the 11th century onwards, initially on the surface and later via numerous drift entrances to pillar and stall workings. The limestone was destined for lime kilns and thence for construction or agriculture.
Extensive tramways carried the product to the surface works of kilns and brickworks although the majority of the surface works have now been demolished. The last mine ceased operation in the 1980s and most entrances are now sealed but a maze of passages still exists underground.
A full history of the mines can be found in Subterranea issue 26.