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Kirkcaldy

With a population of around 45,000, Kirkcaldy is the largest town in Fife. Known as “the Lang Toun”, owing to its spread along the northern shore of the Firth of Forth with a main street over a mile long, Kirkcaldy owed its growth to its position on the Fife coalfield, its excellent harbour, home at one time to a large fishing fleet, and its proximity to the rich farmland of Fife. Kirkcaldy was famous throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as the largest producer of linoleum in the world. The town’s annual Links Market, one of Europe’s longest street markets, recently celebrated its 700th anniversary. Famous Kirkcaldy citizens include economist Adam Smith, architect Robert Adam and, more recently, Gordon Brown. The map below shows the features of the town, its streets and houses as they were in the middle of last century. Click on a selected area of the map to see an enlargement.


 
Kirkcaldy Map
Kirkcaldy Town Map

Map of Kirkcaldy

Old map of the town of Kirkcaldy circa 1950

 
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Kirkcaldy Map

The maps on this website have been reproduced with the permission of Collins Bartholomew

 
 
 
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