In Pictures: Here’s how Fife looked in the 1960s

Did Fife really look like that? We’ll bet your parents or grandparents will remember.

Friday, 29th March 2019, 4:20 pm
Updated Friday, 29th March 2019, 4:28 pm
Looking from the West end along the portion which is now pedestrianised.

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Marks and Spencer.
The Fab Four meet competition winners.
The exact year is unknown, but the bus has a 1963 number plate.
An aerial view showing the Nairn factory on the left.
Penny Anderson riding on top of Grubbs greengrocer van.
William Matthew formed the business with his brother Alan.
Aerial shot of the east Fife area.
Fraser Bowl was a huge part of the town doe decades.
A workman welding obviously knew the Queen was coming to open the bridge and jammed in a few last minute touches.
HM the Queen at Forth Road Bridge on Sept 4, 1964
The drawing office of the Cessna factory in Glenrothes
It all looks very familiar.
Council high-rise flats in the Langtoun.
The Starman plays the Adam Smith.
A view right down to the harbour
Exterior of the Byre Theatre in St Andrews, 1961. The walls get a coat of paint.
A rail station now gone.
The north Fife town from above.
A fisherman mends his lobster pots at Crail harbour
Looking along South Street from the West Port.
Men vote at the Burntisland shipyard meeting in the palace Cinema in December 1968.
Building work is underway.
Men pour out of a Burntisland shipyard meeting
George Hardie and his workforce discuss an order for flags in the long-established David Martin Stenhouse factory in Cupar, Fife, December 1967.
Children playing in the paddling pool at the Burntisland Games
A coach party of visitors from Grangemouth at the Burntisland Games in July 1966
Holidaymakers on the beach at Kinghorn in July 1966.
KHS 1965
Clearly health and safety wasn't what it is today.
Aerial view of Wormit, Fife
Aerial shot of Methil and Buckhaven in Fife showing the docks and looking north-west, in May 1964
St Andrews station in 1965. Picture: George Robin/Wikicommons
The platform on the east side of the St Andrews Railway Station pictured in 1964. The site of the railway station is now a car park.
A mystery photo - our archive says this was relarted to an article about youths in Fife, but doesn't say where . .