Rosyth District, is situated in Fife Region, just to the north of Edinburgh.
The District originally had the Firth of Forth, as its southerly border, extending from Rosyth Dockyard on the West side to Aberdour in the East, enclosing a triangle to Fordell in the North. In 2006, in preparation for regionalisation plans for Scotland, the District was extended to take in part of what was Benarty District, taking in the towns of Crossgates, Cowdenbeath and Kelty to the present towns of Rosyth, Inverkeithing, North Queensferry and Aberdour, along with the small villages within the area.
Rosyth was probably the largest populated area after Inverkeithing, at one time, but the New Town development of Dalgety Bay, which is still expanding, is certainly the largest geographical area. However, there are new housing developments in progress in the dockyard area of Rosyth, and in the grounds of the former Maritime HQ at Pitreavie Castle, along with developments at Crossgates and Kelty.
Wonderful views are to be seen over the Firth of Forth, and of the two famous bridges, the Forth Bridge (Rail) and the Forth Road Bridge, both having their northerly landfalls in the picturesque town of North Queensferry. This town is much quieter now the car ferries from South Queensferry have been replaced by the road bridge. But the old pier is still in use, a marina now stands on the site, and Deep Sea World have build the largest sea aquarium in the old quarry. Silver Sands in Aberdour has achieved "Blue Flag" status for the quality of the water and beach.
The Scottish Scout Headquarters, are based at Fordell Firs, that lies within the District boundary, the entrance of which is almost at the junction of the B916 and B981 (see map above), with the site lying to the North and East of these roads. Fordell Firs is also a National Activity Centre and Camp site for Scotland, offering visitors various activities, camping and indoor accomodation, that is within reach of much of Scotland.
Rosyth District is about 10 minutes from the City of Dunfermline, ancient capital of Scotland, with its historical Abbey and Palace, where the remains of "Robert the Bruce" King of Scotland are buried, and birthplace of Andrew Carnegie. Edinburgh and Perth are 30 minutes away by road, and about 60 minutes from Glasgow.
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