In the 1800s, Aberdour, a sleepy village on the Firth of Forth, was revived
when it was ‘discovered’ as a retreat for sea-bathing and restful holidays.
When day-trippers in their hundreds spilled out of excursion steamers, it
wasn’t so peaceful. As a residential village nowadays, it is a quiet, douce
wee place again, but one that still appeals to the type of visitor who
appreciates the atmosphere that first brought ‘strangers and sea-bathers’
to this part of the Fife Riviera.
Dalgety Bay couldn’t be more different. A 1960s private enterprise ‘new
town’, Dalgety Bay is though a new town with surprising links to the past
from the medieval through the wartime years to the present era of rapid
change. Incorporated in the town since the 1980s are the inland villages
of Hillend and St Davids Harbour. The latter was once a busy wee port as
the outlet for coal from nearby Fordell carried there by a railroad dated
back to the eighteenth century.
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