Lots to See in Glenrothes

The Earls of Rothes relocated to Fife in the 1700s and settled down on a piece of land that was on the northern bank of the River Leven. By the year 1947, the coal mining industry was spreading to all corners of Scotland and the land that was once inhabited by the Earls of Rothes became known as Glenrothes. It was a town destined to become a popular and well-visited tourist destination in Scotland.

With the coal mining industry proving to be very lucrative and fast growing, Glenrothes was forced into action to construct suitable housing for the approximated 70,000 people that would flock to the area in search of employment on the mines. The town was divided into neighborhoods and this historic destination in Scotland named the neighborhoods according to the farms that were once in existence, such as Macedonia and Rimbleton. As the mines started to close down, more people seemed to flock to Glenrothes, creating new employment needs and the development of new structures.

Today, Glenrothes is a wonderfully modernized destination in Scotland complete with shopping centers, schools, restaurants, retail outlets and colleges. It is a community that has grown and improved to be a small city. There is ample accommodation available and visitors are welcome to enjoy the many activities that are available in Glenrothes. The airport that was started in 1965 with a grass runway has been transformed into the Fife Flying Club and the runway has been tarred. A game of ten pin bowling can be enjoyed by the whole family at the Frazer Bowl and the Glenrothes Cricket Club, proudly celebrated their fiftieth anniversary this year.

Amongst the many historical sights and buildings, is the Glenrothes-Glenlivet distillery that was established in the year 1878. Highland Distilleries have been its owner since 1887 and are still in operation. The whisky distillery is located on a 3000 acre estate that is breathtaking and the natural springs on the estate are sufficient to provide the distillery with water. Glenrothes is a recommended destination in Scotland; a town that started as a few farms and grew to be town that locals have a right to be proud of.


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