They came from the archives of the Glenrothes Gazette, but may have been taken originally by Glenrothes Development Corporation which oversaw the development of the town.
The photos give a glimpse into how the town looked as the first residents moved in and started to create their own communities.
5. The early days of Glenrothes
A school crossing patrol in Glenrothes, date unknown Photo: Contributed
6. The early days of Glenrothes
The distinctive outline of St Paul's Church in Glenrothes Photo: Contributed
7. The early days of Glenrothes
The name Mitchell will be familiar to many who bought their newly built houses around Glenrothes and surrounding towns Photo: Contributed
8. The early days of Glenrothes
Heading home after a day at school in Glenrothes Photo: Contributed