In Pictures: The 2010 whiteout which brought our towns to a standstill

Ten years ago, the snow fell, and everything stopped.

Friday, 27th November 2020, 12:30 pm
Kids from Sinclairtown Primary School and Viewforth High School enjoy the snow at Windmill Green in Kirkcaldy
Kids from Sinclairtown Primary School and Viewforth High School enjoy the snow at Windmill Green in Kirkcaldy

December began with a whiteout which transformed the landscape across Fife … and slowed the pace of life!

The big freeze went on for weeks, and saw many of us scurry home and stay warm until it thawed out.

These pictures from our archives feature just some of the scenes across Fife.

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A snowbound Poplar Grove in Glenrothes summed up the scene a decade ago (Pic: Neil Doig/Fife Free Press)
When the pond in Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy, froze over, local ice hockey enthusiasts enjoyed a rare game outdoors - until the council told them to stop! On skates on the pond are Stuart Robertson from Burntisland and Roy Houston from Kirkcaldy (Pic: Walter Neilson)
When the High Street in Kirkcaldy becomes a whiteout, you know it's bad ...
Australian terrier Alfie (left with jacket) and jack russell Bobby play oblivious to the snow in Ravenscraig Park, Kirkcaldy (Pic: Dan Phillips/TSPL)
Warning signs were put up as people brave the surface of the frozen pond in Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy
Volunteers clearing the hard-packed snow at Stark's Park, Kirkcaldy
Ground staff clearing the snow at Stark's Park, Kirkcaldy (Pic: Neil Doig/Fife Free Press)
Looking down Glamis Road, Kirkcaldy
Volunteers clearing the hard-packed snow at Starks Park, Kirkcaldy
That's a lot of snow! Clearing the pitch at Stark's Park, Kirkcaldy are Wayne McCann, Andrew Vanbeck, Gav Reekie, Andy Campbell, David Wann, Harry Wyper, George Sutherland (RRFC groundstaff) (Pic: Fife Free Press)
A snow-covered Glenrothes from the sky (Pic: Alan Laing)
Red boots in the snow at Stark's Park, Kirkcaldy (Pic: Neil Doig/Fife Free Press)
A suitably scenic frontage for Betty Nicols pub, High street, Kirkcaldy (Pic: Fife Free Press)
St Paul's Church, Glenrothes after a heavy downpour of snow (Pic: Fife Free Press)
East Fife Bayview stadium in snow (Pic: Fife Free Press)
St Andrews' Old Course in the snow, with the famous Swilken Bridge in the foreground.
Snow on the West Sands, St Andrews, viewed from The Scores.