West Wemyss (Fife)

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Black and white view of a harbour in which three tall-masted sailing ships are docked. In the foreground are a winch and scattered pieces of dockyard equipment. A village featuring traditional stone buildings, a tollbooth and several tall, industrial chimney stacks, rises up a hill behind the harbour.
1900
  • Photograph:Alexander Wilson
Colour view of a wide, flat expanse of grass with a village rising up the hill behind. The village features a variety of traditional, harled buildings with tile or slate roofs. In the background is a tollbooth with what appears to be one or two mid-20th Century houses in front of it.
2010
  • Photograph: Mark Stephen

Fife Group

Fife is one of Scotland’s 32 unitary council areas. It lies between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, and borders Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire.

Prior to 1996, the area was governed under a two-tier system, with a local government region divided into three districts – Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and North-East Fife.

Fife is Scotland's third largest local authority area by population. Almost a third of the population live in the three principal towns of Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes.

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