About West Fife & Kinross

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About the area

West Fife and Kinross, Kinross-shire as it is generally known, form part of the peninsula that stretches out between the Forth and Tay; a diverse mix of coastal and country villages and towns that offer residents a quality lifestyle with easy commuting routes into the region’s cities.

The constituency absorbs North Queensferry and its border continues right up to Kinneswood, around past Kinross, back down to Culross and east again to Rosyth.  Inland communities such as Charlestown, Torryburn and Hillend all add their character to this scenic district.Loch Leven, a fantastic water-sports’ playground and significant nature reserve, is just one feature of this beautiful landscape.

Loch Leven Castle reminds visitors of its ancient legends; the Wars of Scottish Independence fiercely fought in the 13th Century and of course, Mary, Queen of Scots, that grand dame who was imprisoned within its walls. The vast outdoors environment allows for lengthy explorations, with a cultural atmosphere pervading the hamlets set amongst its farmlands and hills.

Growth and development

The long-term TAYplan (Strategic Development Plan) aims to target goals that look to ensure this sub-region has a sustainable future.  “This Plan sets out policies for where development should be over the next 20 years and how to shape better quality places by the location, design and layout of development from the outset.

Lifestyle and entertainment

The West Fife Young Farmers Club encompasses Kincardine to Kirkcaldy and communities in-between.  With regular meetings, the programme includes stock-judging, clay pigeon shooting, mini gold and educational visits.  Folk are encouraged to come along to the dances and other competitions organised by this very enterprising organisation.

The Scottish Wildlife Trust play a big part in preserving nature in this neck of the woods and people are encouraged to volunteer for maintenance work or join work parties on the wildlife reserves.  Organised walks and various events are packed into their yearly calendar.

Cycle routes around Fife are popular as is the St Fillans Golf Club in Kinross.  Fishing is also a favourite pastime at Crombie Point on the north shore of the Forth Estuary or perhaps gear up for a good walk from Culross to the Point – a great trip of around 4.5 miles.

West Fife offers a real variety of lifestyle choices, all within easy commute to Edinburgh. Dunfermline offers the largest town in the region, with all of the services and amenities that you would expect.

Culture

The area plays host to T in the Park, Scotland’s largest music festival, each summer as well as a number of other smaller festivals such as Kinross-shire Music Festival and the Bruce Festival.

Ease of access to outdoor space makes living in West Fife and Kinross very enjoyable for those who are looking for a more active lifestyle, yet the laid back nature of the villages and towns ensure that peaceful relaxation can be achieved also.

Transport links mean this area ia a great location for anyone looking to commute to Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth or Glasgow for work.

 

Find your home in West Fife & Kinross

There is no shortage of schooling options in this beautiful Scottish enclave, and with great transport links to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth or Dundee, West Fife and Kinross really is a wonderful area in which to live.  ESPC have a quality list of properties on their portfolio and are ready to assist new homebuyers onto the property ladder.