In Pictures: Glenrothes from the 1960s

Glenrothes may no longer be a new town, but it’s relatively recent history is still evident.

Tuesday, 29th December 2020, 12:30 pm
One of the new housing precincts which made up the town.
One of the new housing precincts which made up the town.

These images date from the 1960s and show how the town looked to the first folk who settled there.

St Columba's Church
The Golden Acorn Hotel at the top of the photo hasn't changed much over the decades, but the surrounding landscape has ...

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A host of hi-tech companies made Glenrothes their base in the 1960s and 1970s, creating man y thousands of jobs. They included AEI.
Glenrothes is synonymous with town art, and most of it can still be seen to this day. This striking artwork is at the bus station.
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Laying the foundations of buildings across Glenrothes
The shopping centre at the heart of Glenrothes has expanded since it first opened. This image shows one of the entrances, and features Woolworths as one of the main stores.