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Fife Council Archive Centre

Burgh and Town Council Records:

Anstruther   Auchtermuchty   Buckhaven & Methil   Burntisland   Crail   Culross    Cupar   Dysart   Falkland   Kilrenny   Kinghorn   Kirkcaldy   Leslie   Leven    Markinch   Newburgh   Newport-on-Tay   Pittenweem   St Andrews   St Monans

The catalogue can be searched on the Fife Council website (select  A in the A-Z list, then  Archives enquiries).

  • Anstruther (including Kilrenny, Anstruther Easter & Anstruther Wester):
    • Abstract of Accounts 1927-1973
    • Valuation Roll 1930-1933
    • Assessment Roll 1931-1974
    • Police Court 1945-1963
    • various papers, files, correspondence c.1932-1964
    • The main holdings of Anstruther burgh records are at St Andrews University Special Collections Dept.
  • Buckhaven & Methil:
    • Town Council minutes 1891-1975
    • Police Court register of cases 1928-1974
    • Licensing Court minutes 1911-1937 and applications 1904-1961
    • Buckhaven & Leven Gas Commissioners minutes 1947-1948
    • Abstract of Accounts 1903-1972
    • Valuation Rolls 1965-1975
    • Assessment Rolls 1957-1964
    • other records including correspondence 1962-1972
  • Burntisland:
    • Town Council minutes 1873-1972
    • Police Commission minutes 1872-1877
    • Gas Commissioners minutes 1891-1930
    • Dean of Guild Court 1798-1958
    • Licensing Registers 1927-1962
    • Treasurer's account book 1764-1839
    • Watson's Mortification charity records 1776-1887
    • Burgh Court registers 1958-1975
    • various other records, correspondence & cash books c.1913-1974
    • Other Burntisland burgh records are at the National Records of Scotland
  • Kinghorn:
    • Town Council minutes 1709-1772, 1873-1975
    • Police Commission minutes 1873-1899
    • Burgh Registers of Sasines 1620-1809
    • Registers of Deeds & burgh charter books 1682-1975
    • Abstracts of Accounts 1908-1964 (with gaps)
    • Stent account books 1826-1830, 1833; rent books of council properties at Dysart 1828-1830; tacks of burgh properties 1811-1842
    • lists of voters 1832, 1867-1874
    • Kinghorn School papers & receipts & Philps Charity c.1825-1846
    • misc. (mainly Cemetery Committee minutes) 1855-1963 (with gaps) & housing records
    • Kirkcaldy Museum hold Kinghorn minute books 1733-1741 & 17490-1820; Treasurer's books 1656-1868; Burgh Court books 1642-1653; Register of Decreets 1705-1733 & 1754.
    • the Register of Sasines 1810-1927 is held by the National Records of Scotland
  • Kirkcaldy:
    • Town Council minutes 1633-1793, 1843-1975 (including Linktown 1857-1876)
    • Police Commission minutes 1873-1899 (including Dysart 1877-1893, and Linktown 1835-1876)
    • Burgh Court records 1567-1940
    • Harbour Commissioners minutes 1829-1904
    • Trades Council minute book 1612-1764
    • licensing registers 1765-1975 (with gaps)
    • Parochial Board / Parish Council records for Abbotshall, Dysart & Kirkcaldy 1845-1930
    • Dean of Guild minutes & registers 1878-1889
    • Valuation Rolls 1904-1972
    • Registers of Mortgages & Bonds 1867-1939
    • Accounts & papers 1698-1822; Abstracts of Accounts 1902-1974
  • Leslie:
    • Town Council & Police Commission minutes 1620-1975 (with gaps)
    • account books 1728-1946
    • charter 1457
    • various other misc. records
  • Leven:
    • Town Council minutes 1899-1975
    • Police Commission minutes 1840-1898; letter books 1864-1969
    • Dean of Guild court minutes 1949-1975
    • Licensing Court register 1958-1970; minutes 1941-1969
    • Statute Labour Committee minutes & accounts 1858-1861
    • Public Library Committee minutes 1951-1975
  • Markinch:
    • Town Council minutes 1890-1975
    • Water Committee minutes 1908-1922
    • Burgh Court case register 1950-1975
    • various other committee minutes c.1954-1962
  • Newport-on-Tay:
    • Police Commissioners misc. correspondence1888-1914
    • Burgh letter books 1889-1952
    • Dean of Guild court papers 1891, 1918-1959 (with gaps)
    • Town Council minutes 1956-1965 (with gaps)
    • various other papers, accounts, correspondence
    • Abstracts of Accounts1965-1974
    • Forgan Kirkyard Record of Interments 1875-1899
    • The main holdings of Newport-on-Tay burgh records are at St Andrews University Special Collections Dept.
  • St. Andrews:
    • Registers of Bonds & Mortgages 1894-1955; Registers of Housing Bonds 1917-194
    • Abstracts of Accounts 1948-1973
    • Dean of Guild Court petitions 1948-1959; minor warrants 1959-1963
    • Valuation Rolls & Assessments 1924-1956
    • misc. accounts & papers c.1923-1957
    • misc. papers relating to R & A Golf Club & Joint Links Committee c.1951-1974
    • papers & accounts for Mussels c.1826-1972
    • Water Committee minutes & papers 1784-1875; various later items re: water supply & drainage
    • Town Council Minutes 1912, 1930-1946 (with gaps); indexes to minutes 1931-1946
    • Council staff wages records 1961-1974
    • Cemeteries accounts books 1935-1963
    • St Andrews Harbour Trustees minutes 1897-1967
    • The main holdings of St. Andrews burgh records are at St Andrews University Special Collections Dept.