Prince Phillip and The Queen in Kirkcaldy in 1958

Queen's Platinum Jubilee: Her Majesty's visits to Fife over the years in pictures

As the Queen becomes the first British monarch to reign for 70 years, we take a look back through our archives at some of her visits to the Kingdom.

By Fiona Dobie
Sunday, 6th February 2022, 8:54 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd June 2022, 9:11 am

In the last seven decades Queen Elizabeth II has visited Fife’s communities on many occasions.

Each time she has been met by crowds of locals, keen to catch a glimpse of the royal.

Among her visits were a visit to Kirkcaldy with her late husband Prince Philip in 1958, when she also visited Rothes Colliery in Thornton on the same day and a visit to Dunfermline Abbey.

The reigning monarch officially opened the Forth Road Bridge in 1964 and then the Queensferry Crossing in 2017.

Over the years she has visited Leuchars several times, meeting with troops stationed there and their families.

Here are just a few photographs from her time in the Kingdom.

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