Auchtermuchty as small village in Fife has been inhabited for over 2000 years, with the Romans setting up camp in the southeast of the village. Auchtermuchty main industry was linen. For over one hundred years a distillery was present in the village but closed due to prohibition in America, which affected the whisky industry all over Scotland.

Auchtermuchty became a royal burgh over 500 years ago in 1517, but is famous for a man that started a band in 1940 and was known world wide for his Scottish reels and dance music. He sold millions of records worldwide and even played in Carnegie Hall in New York, Sir Jimmy Shand was knighted and died at the age of 92. A statue of the man can be seen in Auchtermuchty playing his trademark instrument the accordion.