The Stewart Kings repaired to Fife for pleasure rather than official business and enjoyed the various pleasures of the hunt and more refined pursuits with the local notables as well as the normal assemblage of courtiers. Falkland Wood was the focus of the hunting activity being well stocked with deer – this a favourite pass time there of Mary Stewart (Mary, Queen of Scots) and the chase would take them from the wood around the shores of Loch Rossie coming no doubt through Rossie at the head of the Loch in either event whether the chase developed to the north or south shore.

The current owners are related to Mary Queen of Scots through the marriage of their ancestor, James Hepburn 4th Earl of Bothwell (and 1st Duke of Orkney) third husband of the Queen.