Fife is a council area of Scotland, situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with inland 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.
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.
From 1975 to 1996 Fife was a local government region divided into three districts - Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and North-East Fife. Since 1996 the functions of the district councils have been exercised by the unitary Fife Council.
Fife is Scotland's 3rd largest local authority area with a resident population of just under 360,000. Almost a third of the population live in the three principal towns of Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes.
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.
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This community website for Fife, Scotland really takes the business of supporting the famous County seriously with a wealth of information and services available through the web site. Includes picture gallery, stories, parish map, local links and more.
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Fife Direct is a community website for residents, visitors and businesses of Fife in Scotland. It contains information that is added by a wide range of organisations that provide local services. These include community groups, as well as organisations like Fife Council and NHS Fife.
Filed in Council & Government Authorities
Scotland boasts awe-inspiring landscapes, dramatic heritage and vibrant culture. Plan your visit with suggested tours, details of unmissable events and festivals, plus information on the living history there to explore. With online hotel and flight booking facilities.
Filed in Tourism & Guides
Details of the beautiful walks and attractions along the Fife Coastal Path including historic castles, caves and award-winning beaches. With maps and advice for walkers.
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The home of Fife Bikers MCC. Find out about venues, events and rideouts in the area. Join the club an discuss all aspects of biking with fellow enthusiasts.
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Local news, sport and features in Fife. With business, employment and entertainment directories.
Filed in Newspapers & Magazines
Scotland on TV Television homepage with Scottish shows, recipes, holidays, family history, news
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