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Encyclopedia > Fife
Fife Council
Fìobh
Location
Geography
Area Ranked 13th
 - Total 1,325 km²
 - % Water N/A
Admin HQ Glenrothes
ISO 3166-2 GB-FIF
ONS code 00QR
Demographics
Population Ranked 3rd
 - Total (2006) 358,900
 - Density 271 / km²
Scottish Gaelic
 - Total () N/A
Politics
Fife Council

http://www.fife.gov.uk/
Control Scottish National Party/Liberal Democrat
MPs Gordon Brown
Sir Menzies Campbell QC
John William MacDougall
Willie Rennie
MSPs Scott Barrie
Helen Eadie
Marilyn Livingstone
Tricia Marwick
Iain Smith
Jim Tolson
Scotland

Fife (Gaelic: Fìobh) is a council area of Scotland, situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with landward 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. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 480 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2733 × 3411 pixel, file size: 208 KB, MIME type: image/png) Date 2006-04-06 Author User:Barryob Permission See below. ... Map of Scotland Although Scotland is a relatively small country, with a land area of 78 772 km², its geography is highly varied, from the rural lowlands, to the barren highlands, and from large cities to uninhabited islands. ... This is a list of council areas of Scotland ordered by area. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... , Glenrothes (Gleann Rathais in Gaelic) is a town located in the heart of the ancient Kingdom of Fife, in east central Scotland. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... This is a list of the council areas of Scotland ordered by population. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Scottish National Party (SNP) (Scottish Gaelic: is a centre-left political party which campaigns for Scottish independence. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of Members of Parliament at the House of Commons in Westminster representing constituencies in Scotland, arranged by party. ... For others with the same or similar names, see Gordon Brown (disambiguation). ... Sir Walter Menzies Campbell, CBE, QC (born 22 May 1941), commonly known as Ming Campbell, is a British politician. ... John William MacDougall (born 8 December 1947) is a Scottish Labour politician. ... Willie Rennie is the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Dunfermline and West Fife, winning the Dunfermline and West Fife by-election held on February 9, 2006. ... The Scottish Parliament is composed of 129 members called Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) or, in Gaelic, Buill Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (BPnA). ... Scott Barrie, (born March 10, 1962) is a Scottish Labour Party politician and former social worker. ... Helen Eadie is a Scottish Labour Party politician. ... Marilyn Livingstone (born 30 September 1952) is a Scottish Labour politician, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Kirkcaldy constituency since 1999. ... Tricia Marwick is the Scottish National Party MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife. ... Iain Smith (born May 1, 1960) is a Scottish Liberal Democrat politician, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for North East Fife. ... Jim Tolson is a Scottish Liberal Democrat politican, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Dunfermline West. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Fife is the name of several things and places, including: Things A type of musical instrument; see: fife (musical instrument) FIFE or FIFe is the abbreviation for the Fédération International Féline. ... // Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... The 32 council areas of Scotland form the local government areas of Scotland, all of them unitary authorities. ... This article is about the country. ... The Firth of Tay is a firth in Scotland between the regions of Fife and City of Dundee into to which Scotlands largest river in terms of flow, the River Tay empties. ... The Firth of Forth from Calton Hill The Forth Bridges cross the Firth Satellite photo of the Firth and the surrounding area Map of the Firth Firth of Forth (Scottish Gaelic: Linne Foirthe) is the estuary or firth of Scotlands River Forth, where it flows into the North Sea... Perth and Kinross (Peairt agus Ceann Rois in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy Area. ... Look Aboot Ye Clackmannanshire (Siorrachd Chlach Mhannainn in Gaelic) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, and a lieutenancy area, bordering Perth and Kinross, Stirling and Fife. ... The Picts inhabited Caledonia (Scotland), north of the River Forth. ... For the documentary series, see Monarchy (TV series). ...


It is a lieutenancy area, and was a county of Scotland until 1975. It was very occasionally known by the anglification Fifeshire in old documents and maps compiled by English cartographers and authors. A person from Fife is known as a Fifer. The Lieutenancy areas of Scotland are the areas used for the ceremonial lords-lieutenant, the monarchs representatives, in Scotland. ... Scotland was, until 1975, divided into counties for the purposes of local government and other government functions such as the lieutenancy. ... To anglicise (or in North American English anglicize) is to adapt a foreign word into the English language, often modifying its form to correspond to standard English French demoiselle, meaning little lady. Another common type of anglicisation is the inclusion of a foreign article as part of a noun (eg. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


From 1975 to 1996 Fife was a local government region divided into three districtsDunfermline, Kirkcaldy and North-East Fife. Since 1996 the functions of the district councils have been exercised by the unitary Fife Council. The local government of Scotland is organised into 32 unitary authorities covering the mainland and islands of Scotland. ... The local government regions and districts of Scotland were established under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as a two-tier system of local government in Scotland. ... The local government regions and districts of Scotland were established under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as a two-tier system of local government in Scotland. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... , Kirkcaldy (IPA pronunciation: ) is the largest town in Fife, Scotland. ... North-East Fife was formerly (1975-96) a local government district in the Fife region of Scotland. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ...


Fife is Scotland's 3rd largest local authority area with a resident population of just over 350,000. Almost a third of the population live in the three principal towns of Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes. ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... , Kirkcaldy (IPA pronunciation: ) is the largest town in Fife, Scotland. ... , Glenrothes (Gleann Rathais in Gaelic) is a town located in the heart of the ancient Kingdom of Fife, in east central Scotland. ...


The historical town of St Andrews is located on the east coast of Fife. It is well known for one of the most ancient universities in Europe, and as the home of golf. For other uses, see St Andrews (disambiguation). ... The first European medieval institutions generally considered to be universities were established in Italy, France, and England in the late 11th and the 12th centuries for the study of arts, law, medicine, and theology. ... This article is about the sport. ...

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History

Popularly known as 'The Kingdom of Fife', Fife probably takes its name from Fibh, a 7th century Pictish king. Fibh was one of the seven sons of Cruithne, a warrior king who ruled over a wide area of ancient Scotland. The list of kings of the Picts is based on the Pictish Chronicle king lists. ... Cruithne can mean: The asteroid 3753 Cruithne, notable for its peculiar orbital relationship with Earth Cruithne (people), the ancient Brythonic tribe sometimes identified with the Picts This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ...


Legend has it that upon the death of Cruithne, the Pictish realm - known collectively as 'Pictavia' - was divided into seven sub-kingdoms or provinces, one of which became Fife. The name is recorded as Fib in 1150 and Fif in 1165. It was often associated with Fothriff. The Picts inhabited Pictavia or Pictland - Caledonia (Scotland), north of the River Forth _ prior to the Scotticisation of the area. ... Fothriff or Fothrif was a province of Scotland in the middle ages. ...


Fife, bounded to the north by the Firth of Tay and to the south by the Firth of Forth, is a natural peninsula whose political boundaries have changed little over the ages. The Firth of Tay is a firth in Scotland between the regions of Fife and City of Dundee into to which Scotlands largest river in terms of flow, the River Tay empties. ... The Firth of Forth from Calton Hill The Forth Bridges cross the Firth Satellite photo of the Firth and the surrounding area Map of the Firth Firth of Forth (Scottish Gaelic: Linne Foirthe) is the estuary or firth of Scotlands River Forth, where it flows into the North Sea...


King James VI of Scotland described Fife as a 'beggar's mantle fringed with gold' - the golden fringe being the coast and its chain of little ports with their thriving fishing fleets and rich trading links with the Low Countries, ironic given the much later development of farming on some of Scotland's richest soil and the minerals, notably coal underneath. Wool,linen, coal and salt were all traded. Salt pans heated by local coal were a feature of the Fife coast in the past.The distinctive red clay "pan tiles" seen on many old buildings in Fife arrived as ballast on trading boats and replaced the previously thatched roofs. James VI and I King of England, Scotland and Ireland James VI of Scotland and I of England (Charles James) (19 June 1566–27 March 1625) was a King who ruled over England, Scotland and Ireland, and was the first Sovereign to reign in the three realms simultaneously. ... It has been suggested that Regents: Low Countries be merged into this article or section. ...


Historically, there was much heavy industry in the century or so following the Victorian engineering triumphs of the Forth and Tay rail bridges, The Fife coalfields were developed around Kirkcaldy and the west of Fife reaching far out under the Firth of Forth. Shipbuilding was famous at Methil and Rosyth. The world centre for linoleum production was in Kirkcaldy (where it is still produced), and flax grown in Fife was transformed into linen locally too. Post-war Fife saw the development of Scotlands second new town, Glenrothes. Originally to be based around a coal mine the town eventually attracted a high number of modern Silicon Glen companies to the region. Fife Council also centered their operations in Glenrothes. , Kirkcaldy (IPA pronunciation: ) is the largest town in Fife, Scotland. ... Methil is a town in South East Fife, Scotland, situated near the mouth of the River Leven on the Firth of Forth between Buckhaven and Leven. ... Rosyth (pronounced Ross-sythe) (Scottish Gaelic: Ros Saoithe) is located on the Firth of Forth on Scotlands east coast, a mile (1. ... This article should be transwikied to wiktionary The term post-war is generally used for the period after the end of World War II, i. ... A new town, planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ... , Glenrothes (Gleann Rathais in Gaelic) is a town located in the heart of the ancient Kingdom of Fife, in east central Scotland. ... Silicon Glen is a nickname for the high tech sector of Scotland. ...


There are many notable historical buildings to be seen in Fife, some of which are managed by the National Trust for Scotland or Heritage Scotland. They include Dunfermline abbey (last resting place of Scottish Royalty), the Palace in Culross, Ravenscraig Castle in Kirkcaldy, Dysart Harbour area, Balgonie Castle near Coaltown of Balgonie, Falkland Palace (hunting palace of the Scottish Kings), Kellie Castle near Pittenweem, Hill of Tarvit (a historical house), St Andrews Castle (with a gruesome bottle dungeon), St Andrews Cathedral and St Rules' Tower.


Geography

Fife is a peninsula in eastern Scotland bordered on the north by the Firth of Tay, on the east by the North Sea and the Firth of Forth to the south. The route to the west is partially blocked by the mass of the Ochil Hills. Almost all traffic into and out of Fife has to pass over one of three bridges, south on The Forth Road Bridge, west on the Kincardine Bridge or north east via The Tay Road Bridge, the exception being traffic headed north on the M90. It is a sore point among local residents that the only two bridges in Scotland (Tay and Forth) on which a toll has to be paid are those leading into Fife, with the tolls retained by the Scottish Executive for national use. The Erskine and Skye bridges did have tolls, but these were abolished recently (as of 2006). A peninsula in Croatia A peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered on three or more sides by water. ... The Firth of Tay is a firth in Scotland between the regions of Fife and City of Dundee into to which Scotlands largest river in terms of flow, the River Tay empties. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... The Firth of Forth from Calton Hill The Forth Bridges cross the Firth Satellite photo of the Firth and the surrounding area Map of the Firth Firth of Forth (Scottish Gaelic: Linne Foirthe) is the estuary or firth of Scotlands River Forth, where it flows into the North Sea... Ochil Hills viewed from South-West of Tillicoultry The Ochil Hills [1](from the Celtic uchil - the high ground) are a range of hills in Scotland north of the Forth valley bordered by the towns of Stirling, Alloa, Kinross and Perth. ... The Forth Road Bridge is a suspension bridge in east central Scotland. ... The Kincardine Bridge on the River Forth. ... The Tay Road Bridge is a road bridge in Scotland over the River Tay from Newport-on-Tay in the north east of Fife, to the City of Dundee. ... The M90 motorway is a major road in Scotland. ... The Executives logo, shown with English and Scottish Gaelic caption The term Scottish Executive is used in two different, but closely-related senses: to denote the executive arm of Scotlands national legislature (i. ... The Erskine Bridge is a box girder bridge spanning the River Clyde in west central Scotland, connecting West Dunbartonshire with Renfrewshire. ... Skye Bridge The Skye Bridge is a road bridge over Loch Alsh, connecting the mainland of Scotland with the Isle of Skye. ...


There are a number of extinct volcanic features, such as the Lomond Hills which rise above rolling farmland, and Largo Law, a volcanic plug in the east. At 522m (or 1713 feet), the West Lomond is the highest point in Fife. The coast has many fine but small harbours, from the industrial docks in Burntisland and Rosyth to the fishing villages of the East Neuk such as Anstruther and Pittenweem. The large area of flat land to the north of the Lomond Hills, through which the River Eden flows, is known as the Howe of Fife. This article is about volcanoes in geology. ... West Lomond from East Lomond The Lomond Hills (meaning beacon hills) lie in the centre of Fife, Scotland. ... Volcanic plug near Rhumsiki, Far North Province, Cameroon A volcanic plug, also called a volcanic neck or lava neck, is a volcanic landform created when lava hardens within a vent on an active volcano. ... West Lomond is the highest point in the county of Fife, Scotland and the highest peak in the Lomond Hills. ... Burntisland Burntisland is a town and former royal burgh in Fife, Scotland on the Firth of Forth. ... Rosyth (pronounced Ross-sythe) (Scottish Gaelic: Ros Saoithe) is located on the Firth of Forth on Scotlands east coast, a mile (1. ... The East Neuk or East Neuk of Fife is a geographically ill-defined area of the coast of Fife, Scotland, which none-the-less stirs local passions. ... Anstruther seafront. ... The Seal of Pittenweem Pittenweem from the outer harbour wall. ... The River Eden is a river in Fife in Scotland, and is Fifes other principal river, along with the Leven. ...

Looking across the farmland of North East Fife to the distant Lomond Hills
Looking across the farmland of North East Fife to the distant Lomond Hills

North of the Lomond Hills can be found many villages and small towns in a primarily agricultural landscape. The areas in the south and west of Fife, including the towns of Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy and the Levenmouth region are much more lightly industrial and densely populated. The only area which could claim to be heavy industry is that of Rosyth, around the naval dockyard. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 964 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 964 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... West Lomond from East Lomond The Lomond Hills (meaning beacon hills) lie in the centre of Fife, Scotland. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... , Glenrothes (Gleann Rathais in Gaelic) is a town located in the heart of the ancient Kingdom of Fife, in east central Scotland. ... , Kirkcaldy (IPA pronunciation: ) is the largest town in Fife, Scotland. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Rosyth (pronounced Ross-sythe) (Scottish Gaelic: Ros Saoithe) is located on the Firth of Forth on Scotlands east coast, a mile (1. ...


The east corner of Fife, generally that east of a line between Leven and St Andrews is recognised throughout Scotland as the "East Neuk" (or corner) of Fife, small settlements around sheltered harbours, with distinctive vernacular "Dutch" or craw(crow)stepped gabled and stone-built architecture - an area much sought after as second homes of the Edinburgh professional classes in the 30 years since the Forth Road Bridge was built. The fishing industry on which the East Neuk settlements were built has declined in recent years with the main fishing fleet now operating from Pittenweem and the harbour in Anstruther being used as a marina for pleasure craft. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For other uses, see St Andrews (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Edinburgh (disambiguation). ... Scottish fishing boats moored in Fraserburgh. ...


Towns and villages

Abercrombie is a small village in Fife, situated a short distance to the north of the village of St Monans. ... Aberdour is a popular and attractive village on the south coast of Fife, Scotland. ... Anstruther seafront. ... , Auchterderran is a village in Fife, Scotland. ... Auchtermuchty is a town in Fife, Scotland, situated beside Pitlour Hill nine miles north of Glenrothes. ... Auchtertool is a village in Fife, Scotland. ... Balfarg is a prehistoric monument complex near Glenrothes in Fife. ... Balmalcolm village Balmalcolm is a village in Fife, Kettle Parish, Scotland, situated exactly in the middle of Kingdom of Fife on A92 between Glenrothes and Cupar. ... g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g gg g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g . ... Balmullo is a village in Fife, Scotland. ... Blebo Craigs is a small village in the heart of rural Fife. ... Buckhaven is an old coastal fishing town on the east coast of Fife, Scotland. ... Burntisland Burntisland is a town and former royal burgh in Fife, Scotland on the Firth of Forth. ... Cairneyhill is a small village in west Fife, Scotland. ... The former mining town of Cardenden lies on the South bank of the River Ore in the parish of Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland. ... Carnbee is a small, rural parish in the inland part of the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Ceres is a village in Fife, Scotland. ... Cowdenbeath is a burgh in Fife, Scotland. ... Crail Harbour. ... Crombie may refer to the following people: Alistair Cameron Crombie, Australian historian of Science (1915-1996). ... Crossford is a village 1m west of Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland; east of Cairneyhill, astride the A994 (Main Street). ... Crosshill is a village in Fife, Scotland. ... Culross Culross (pronounced Coo-ros) is a burgh in Fife, Scotland. ... Location within the British Isles The Royal Burgh of Cupar is a burgh in Fife, Scotland, and is Fifes former county town, although in 1975 the administration of the newly-created Fife Regional Council was moved to Glenrothes. ... Dairsie, or Osnaburgh, is a village in north-east Fife, Scotland. ... Dalgety Bay, a coastal town in Fife, Scotland, stands on the north shore of the Firth of Forth. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Pan Ha, Dysart For other uses, see Dysart Dysart is a small town in Fife, Scotland found on the northern shore of the Firth of Forth. ... Earlsferry is a village in Fife, Scotland, situated beside Chapel Ness on the north coast of the Firth of Forth eight miles east of Leven. ... East Wemyss Situated on the East Coast of the Kingdom of Fife, East Wemyss is celebrated for its pictish cave drawings the coastal village was and still is a keen spot for fisher men. ... Elie is a village in Fife, Scotland. ... Falkland is a burgh in Fife, Scotland. ... Freuchie is a village in Fife, Scotland, at the foot of the Lomond Hills, and near the town of Falkland. ... Forgan is a civil parish in the Scottish county of Fife. ... Gateside is a small village in the north west of Fife, Scotland. ... , Glenrothes (Gleann Rathais in Gaelic) is a town located in the heart of the ancient Kingdom of Fife, in east central Scotland. ... Guardbridge is a village in north-east Fife, Scotland. ... The Royal Burgh of Inverkeithing is an ancient burgh in Fife, Scotland, located on the Firth of Forth. ... Kelty Kelty is a former mining village in the heart of the old Fife mining heartlands. ... Kemback is a village in Fife, Scotland, located 4km (2. ... Kennoway is a village in Fife, Scotland, near the larger population centres in the area of Leven and Methil. ... Kilconquhar (pronounced Kinneuchar) is a village and parish in the County of Fife in Scotland. ... Kilmany is a village in Fife in Scotland. ... Kilrenny is a village in Fife, Scotland. ... Kinghorn, Fife Kinghorn is a burgh in Fife, Scotland. ... Kinglassie (Gaelic: Cille MoGhlasaidh) is a small village in Fife Scotland. ... The village of Kingsbarns lies on eastern coast of Fife, Scotland, in an area known as the East Neuk, 6. ... , Kirkcaldy (IPA pronunciation: ) is the largest town in Fife, Scotland. ... Ladybank is a Police Burgh of Fife, Scotland, 5 mi. ... St Athernase Church in Leuchars, Fife, Scotland Leuchars is a small town near the north east coast of Fife in Scotland, sited nearly 2 miles (3 km) to the north of the village of Guardbridge which lies on the north bank of the River Eden where it widens to the... Leven is a town in Fife, Scotland, and formerly an administrative Burgh. ... Letham may refer to: // Letham, Angus Letham, Falkirk Letham, Fife Isabel Letham Letham St Marks Church, Perth Lethem Category: ... Limekilns, a village in Fife, Scotland, lies on the shore of the Firth of Forth. ... Lindores is a small village in Fife, Scotland, about 2 miles south-east of Newburgh. ... Lochgelly is: a place in Fife, Scotland the brand name of the most reputed firm that produced tawses and hence a synonym (spelled without a capital L) for that typically Scottish device for corporal punishment. ... Lower Largo, Fife, Scotland Lower Largo is a village in Fife, Scotland situated on Largo Bay on the north side of the Firth of Forth. ... Lundin Links is a small village in Fife, Scotland. ... Markinch (Gaelic: Marg Innis) is a village located in the heart of the Kingdom of Fife in east central Scotland and has a population of 2,254. ... Methil is a town in South East Fife, Scotland, situated near the mouth of the River Leven on the Firth of Forth between Buckhaven and Leven. ... Newburgh is a royal and police burgh of Fife, Scotland. ... Newport-on-Tay is a town in the north east of Fife in Scotland, located between the south ends of the Tay Rail Bridge and the Tay Road Bridge. ... North Queensferry is a town in Fife, Scotland, on the Firth of Forth, between the Forth Bridge and the Forth Road Bridge. ... Newburn is a civil parish in the County of Fife in Scotland. ... We dont have an article called Oakley, Fife Start this article Search for Oakley, Fife in. ... Peat Inn is a village in Fife, Scotland, around 7 miles south east of Cupar and 6 miles south west of St Andrews. ... The Seal of Pittenweem Pittenweem from the outer harbour wall. ... Rosyth (pronounced Ross-sythe) (Scottish Gaelic: Ros Saoithe) is located on the Firth of Forth on Scotlands east coast, a mile (1. ... Saline is a burgh in Fife, Scotland, some 8 kilometers to the north-west of Dunfermline. ... The small village of Springfield (population less than 1000) lies at the edge of the Howe of Fife, to the south of Cupar, the county town of Fife in Scotland. ... For other uses, see St Andrews (disambiguation). ... St Monans (west end of harbour) St Monans is a town in the East Neuk of Fife named for the legendary saint Monan. ... Stratheden - Near Cupar Stratheden is a large hamlet 1 kilometre west of Cupar, Fife. ... Strathmiglo (Scottish Gaelic: ) (Ordnance Survey grid reference NO214101) is a village in Fife, Scotland on the River Eden. ... STAR is an acronym for: Organizations Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers], the self-regulatory body for the entertainment ticket industry in the UK. Society for Telescopy, Astronomy, and Radio, a non-profit New Jersey astronomy club. ... Tayport is located in Fife, Scotland. ... Thornton is a village in Fife, Scotland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Upper Largo Upper Largo or Kirkton of Largo is a small town situated in the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. ... Woodhaven used to be a small village between Newport-On-Tay and Wormit in Fife, Scotland but over the years due to expansion of both these villages it is now just the name for harbour. ... Wormit is a small town located on the banks of the Firth of Tay in north east Fife, Scotland. ... High Valleyfield and Low Valleyfield are neighbouring villages in Fife, Scotland, midway between Dunfermline and Kincardine-on-Forth. ...

Places of interest

Balmerino Abbey, or St Edwards Abbey, in Balmerino, Fife, Scotland, was a Cistercian monastic community founded in 1227 x 1229 by monks from Melrose Abbey with the patronage of Ermengarde de Beaumont and King Alexander II of Scotland. ... Dunfermline Abbey and Church - illustration from Cassells History of England circa 1902 Dunfermline Abbey is the remains of a great Benedictine abbey founded in 1070 by Queen Margaret, wife of Malcolm Canmore and granddaughter of Edmund Ironside, King of England. ... Falkland Palace is a former Scottish royal palace in Falkland, Fife. ... The Fife Coastal Path is a Scottish long distance footpath that runs from Culross to the Tay Bridge. ... For the nearby road bridge, see Forth Road Bridge. ... Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery is the main museum and exhibition space in the town of Kirkcaldy in Fife. ... West Lomond from East Lomond The Lomond Hills (meaning beacon hills) lie in the centre of Fife, Scotland. ... RAF Leuchars is the most northerly air defence station in the United Kingdom. ... Aerial view of the museum complex, with the twin masted Reaper seen moored in the harbour to the left. ... A view of the Tay Bridge from Dundee Tay Bridge, central section The Tay Bridge (sometimes unofficially the Tay Rail Bridge) is a railway bridge approximately two and a quarter miles (three and a half kilometres) long[1] that spans the Firth of Tay in Scotland, between the city of... The Tay Road Bridge is a road bridge in Scotland over the River Tay from Newport-on-Tay in the north east of Fife, to the City of Dundee. ... Tentsmuir Forest in Fife, Scotland, stands next to Kinshaldy Beach with a view across the Firth of Tay. ...

Notable Fifers

Kate KT Tunstall (born June 23, 1975) is a Grammy-nominated, BRIT Award-winning Scottish singer/songwriter. ... Robert Adam Robert Adam (3 July 1728 - 3 March 1792) was a Scottish architect, interior designer and furniture designer, born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. ... This article is about the lead singer of Jethro Tull. ... Jethro Tull are a Grammy Award winning English rock band that formed in 1967-1968[1]. Their music is marked by the distinctive vocal style and lead flute work of front man Ian Anderson. ... Iain Menzies Banks (officially Iain Banks, born on 16 February 1954 in Dunfermline, Fife) is a Scottish writer. ... James Curran Baxter, (September 29, 1939 – April 14, 2001), was a Scottish football (soccer) player. ... Edith Eleanor Bowman (born 15 January 1975) is a Scottish television presenter and a radio D.J. She currently presents a radio show on BBC Radio 1, from 1pm-4pm. ... For others with the same or similar names, see Gordon Brown (disambiguation). ... Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath is a constituency representing the areas around Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, in Fife, Scotland, in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is, in practice, the political leader of the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... Andrew Carnegie (last name pronounced , )[1] (November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish industrialist, businessman, a major philanthropist, and the founder of Pittsburghs Carnegie Steel Company which later became U.S. Steel. ... A philanthropist is someone who engages in philanthropy; that is, someone who donates his or her time, money, or reputation to a charitable cause. ... Kenneth Cranham (born on December 12, 1944 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland) is a film, television and stage actor who has appeared in Layer Cake, Gangster No. ... This article is about the racing driver Jim Clark. ... Barbara Dickson is a Scottish actress and singer, known for her work on stage (Blood Brothers) and television (Band of Gold). ... Admiral Sir Philip Charles Calderwood Henderson Durham, GCB (29 July 1763 - 2 April 1845) Was a British Navy officer whose service in the American War of Independence, French Revolutionary War and Napoleonic Wars was lengthy, distinguished and at times controversial. ... HBMS redirects here. ... HMS Defiance was a 3rd rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, of 74 guns, built in 1783. ... Combatants United Kingdom First French Empire Kingdom of Spain Commanders Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson † Pierre Charles Silvestre de Villeneuve Strength 27 ships of the line and 6 others. ... Shirley Henderson (born November 24, 1965) is a British actress. ... Deborah Debbie Knox (born September 26, 1968 in Dunfermline) is a Scottish curler from Lochgelly. ... Doon Mackichan Doon Mackichan (born 1962, Fife) is a Scottish comedian. ... Ian Rankin OBE, DL. (born April 28, 1960, in Cardenden, Fife, Scotland, UK) is one of the best-selling crime writers in the United Kingdom. ... The Proclaimers are a Irish band composed of identical twins Charlie and Craig Reid. ... Craig Russell (born 1956), Fife, Scotland is a novelist and short story writer. ... Dougray Scott (born Stephen Scott on November 25, 1965) is a Scottish television and film actor best known in America for playing Ian Hainsworth in Desperate Housewives. ... Alexander Selkirk, born Alexander Selcraig, (1676–13 December 1721) was a Scottish sailor who spent four years as a castaway on an uninhabited island; it is probable that his travails provided the inspiration for Defoes Robinson Crusoe. ... For other uses, see Robinson Crusoe (disambiguation). ... James Shand (January 28, 1908—December 23, 2000) was a Scottish musician who played traditional Scottish dance music on the accordion. ... For other persons named Adam Smith, see Adam Smith (disambiguation). ... Michaela Tabb (born 11 December 1967 in Bath, England) is the worlds leading female snooker and pool referee, and made her Snooker World Championship debut by refereeing a match between Mark King and Drew Henry at the 2003 Crucible event. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other persons named James Wilson, see James Wilson (disambiguation). ... Stuart Adamson (born William Stuart Adamson, 11 April 1958 – December 16, 2001), was an English-born Scottish Musician (Guitars / Vocals / Keyboards / Songwriter). ...

Sports

Cowdenbeath Football Club is a part-time professional Scottish football team based in the town of Cowdenbeath, Fife. ... Dunfermline Athletic Football Club is a Scottish football team based in Dunfermline, Fife, commonly known as just Dunfermline. ... East Fife Football Club (also known as East Fife or The Fifers) is a Scottish football club based in the town of Methil, Fife. ... Raith Rovers F.C. are a professional football club who currently play in the Scottish Football League (Division 2). ... League: Scottish National League Founded: 1938 Home Ice: Fife Ice Arena Capacity: 3280 Ice Size: 198ft x 98ft City: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland Colours: White, Gold, and Blue Captain: John Haig Head Coach: Todd Dutiaume Ownership: Kirkcaldy Ice Hockey Club The Fife Flyers, established in 1938, are the oldest ice hockey... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Fife Lions are a rugby league club participating in the Scottish Rugby League Conference. ... The original badge of Aberdour Shinty Club, the club now has a senior team and thus the junior only applies to U17 teams. ... // A shinty game in progress Shinty (Scottish Gaelic camanachd or iomain) is a team sport played with sticks and a ball. ...

Council political composition

Fife Council has a joint SNP/Liberal Democrat local government administration following the recent elections. Labour and the other parties form the opposition. [1]

This article is about the Scottish Labour Party founded in 1976. ... The Scottish National Party (SNP) (Scottish Gaelic: is a centre-left political party which campaigns for Scottish independence. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Conservative Party is one of the two largest political parties in the United Kingdom and the most successful party in political history based on election victories. ... The Left Alliance are a small political party operating in Fife Scotland. ...

Trivia

In William Shakespeare's play Macbeth, the Thane of Fife is Macduff. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Macbeth and Banquo meeting the witches on the heath by Théodore Chassériau. ... Map of runestones raised over a thegn. ... Macduff is a fictional character in Shakespeares play Macbeth. ...


External links

  • Fife's Heartland
  • Fife Direct
  • Fife Today
  • Kingdom of Fife Tourist Board
  • The Fife Post
  • Fife Coastal Path

See also


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Fife - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (455 words)
Fife (Fìobh in Gaelic) is a council area of Scotland, situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with landward boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire.
It was originally one of the Pictish kingdoms, known as Fib, and is commonly known as the Kingdom of Fife within Scotland.
Fife is a peninsula in eastern Scotland bordered on the north by the River Tay estuary, on the east by the North Sea and the Firth of Forth to the south.
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