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Glenrothes was designated one of Scotland's New Towns in 1948. It is built on land which was previously in Kinglassie, Leslie and Markinch parishes. Map showing the location of the town

Archives, Libraries & Museums

Records of the former Glenrothes Development Corporation are held by Fife Council Archives, Markinch. Details here.

The National Collection of Aerial Photography website has photographs of Glenrothes taken in the 1940s.

Civil Registration

Registration district number start date end date
Glenrothes 433 1968 1971
Glenrothes 420 1972 2002
Fife 420 2003  

Registration districts did not necessarily coincide exactly with parishes. In the 20th century especially, there were frequent changes in registration districts.

Description & Travel

Glenrothes town centre Ordnance Survey Grid Reference GPS Post code Lat. 5611'44"N
NO 274009 56.195154
KY7 5LN Lon. 310'17"W


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