42 pictures of Fife in the 1970s

It may seem a long time ago, but these pictures really bring it all back..

Monday, 25th March 2019, 12:59 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th March 2019, 9:33 am
The £1m blaze destroyed the four-storey building on the High Street.

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The harbour is clearly visible in this bird's eye view.

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Residents Jacqueline and Eileen enjoy the market for free.
The £1m blaze destroyed the four-storey building on the High Street.
Demolition crews start to clear the remains of the fire.
New traffic lights are installed at the junction of Kirkcaldy High Street and Coal Wynd in 1977.
The bustling main road in Kirkcaldy had plenty of footfall in those days. Picture: Kenneth Galloway
Over 100 market traders, led by Spook Erection - the company behind the market - without permission. Nine people were arrested and fined
Prime Minister James Callaghan met to three trainees at the furniture factory
The big freeze saw local kids enjoy fun in the snow.
The Duke of Edinburgh showed up in town, and it turns out he was popular in those days.
Prince Phillip waved from the Art Gallery balcony in Kirkcaldy.
She popped in to Kirkcaldy Fete in October 1976.
He opened Mr Beaujangles and backed a local Christmas toy appeal run by car dealer Heron Rossleigh
A man with championship sideburns on the carousel a the baby at the Links Market in. 1976
Adam Young, farm contractor, marks the occasion with a dinner dance at the Causeway Restaurant, Kirkcaldy
Another storm crashes against the sea wall.
Cinemas 2 and 3 were opened to allow more films to be shown.
A view of the town from above.
the building was brought down after a fire
In 1979 one fireman was injured as crews tackled a blaze at a disused warehouse which had previously been occupied by Ross Electrical.
Children watching a human version of the Punch & Judy puppet show at Glenrothes in Fife in September 1970
Scottish devotluion referendum: Labour Party meeting in Kirkcaldy backing a Yes vote with Harry Gourlay MP (second from left) and Frank McElhone, Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, (third right)
It certainly looks a lot more orderly than today's crush
Brenda Mackie dressed as a mermaid at the annual school fair in Kirkcaldy High School in June 1971.
Yep, that acually happened.
Brucie, a big star even then, took time out from his busy schedule to visit Kirkcaldy.
the shop sat at the Esplanade for decades.
Picture from the report into the Seafield mine disaster in 1973. View of the fall from the top end of the face.
The premises belonging to the company Plasticers Ltd at Junction Road was reduced to a shell
the empty shops were brought to the ground.
Goldberg department store was a large retailer in the town.
St John's Church, Kirkcaldy, destroyed by fire in 1975 - one of several major buildings burned down that year.
The fire was dramatic
The building was gutted.
Thank goodness for wellies.
Tennis lessons as part of 'Summersport' at Glenrothes High School- August, 1974
He is pictured with manager Chris centre director, and Councillor Robert King.