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An aerial view of St Monans Windmill in the East Neuk of Fife
The windmill was used to pump seawater into the salt pans and the heat to evaporate the water to leave the salt behind was provided by the plentiful supplies of coal, locally.


An aerial view of St Monans Windmill in the East Neuk of Fife
Maybe calling it a “wind-powered water pump” might be a little more accurate but of course it's not nearly as evocative or interesting a name.


An aerial view of St Monans Windmill in the East Neuk of Fife
From the far side - looking westwards - the back door can be seen.


An aerial view of St Monans Windmill in the East Neuk of Fife
A tighter view.


An aerial view of St Monans Windmill in the East Neuk of Fife
From further back, looking east.