Fife is a maritime county in the eastern part of Scotland bounded to the north by the Firth of Tay, to the south by the Firth of Forth, to the west by Perthshire and to the east by the North Sea. In ancient times known as the Kingdom of Fife the county was noted for coal mining and fishing. The county town is Kirkcaldy. Other towns include Dunfermline the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie, the university town of St Andrews, Ballingry, Kelty, Lochgelly, Glenrothes, Cowdenbeath, Methil and Auchtermuchty home of beat duo The Proclaimers and accordion maestro the late Sir Jimmy Shand.
Towns in Fife
Auchtermuchty (2001 pop 2,010) is a town in the Kingdom of Fife, eastern Scotland. It received a charter as a Royal Burgh from James V in 1517, and thrived on linen manufacture, iron founding and distilling.