Fife

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Fife, Scotland
latitude: 56.213607788, longitude: -3.2025146
Browse map of Fife 56°12′49″ N, 3°12′09″ W
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Fife is a county in Scotland at latitude 56°12′49″ North, longitude 3°12′09″ West.


About

Fife ([ˈfəif]; Scottish Gaelic: Fìobha) is a council area and historic county of Scotland. It is situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with inland boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. By custom it is widely held to have been one of the major 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 anglicisation Fifeshire in old documents and maps compiled by English cartographers and authors. A person from Fife is known as a Fifer.

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 third largest local authority area by population. It has a resident population of just under 367,000, almost a third of whom live in the three principal towns of Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes.

The historic town of St Andrews is located on the northeast coast of Fife. It is well known for the University of St Andrews, one of the most ancient universities in the world and is renowned as the home of golf.

Orchard mapping

A mapping event was held in Buckhaven, at the Buckhaven CLEAR office on 23 Oct 2015. A number of orchards, gardens and trees were mapped by volunteers to help manage, maintain and publicise these assets.

* View all the orchards that have been mapped in Fife

* View the trees mapped in Buckhaven

* View only the apple trees in Buckhaven In the far bottom hand corner you can see the total (currently 9 apple trees or 'nodes' mapped).

Settlements

Routes

Major roads

Railways

Waterways

Footpaths

Display route of Fife coastal path. Analyse the route in more detail here

Official Links

Fife Council website