The Kingdom of Fife is a peninsula in eastern Scotland with a coastline of 170 kilometres (105 miles) bounded by the Firth of Forth to the South and the Firth of Tay to the North. 

Picturesque Dysart near Kirkcaldy

It is the third largest local authority area in Scotland with a population of 363,460 and the population served by Fife Acute Hospitals is currently around 280,000. Fife represents 7% of the total population of Scotland with 96% of residents living in towns, the largest of these being Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline and Glenrothes. There is a highly developed agricultural sector in the East and North-East of Fife and in the West there is an extensive cross-section of highly skilled and scientifically orientated industry.

Fife is an area of considerable historic interest and enjoys areas of outstanding natural beauty.  A wide range of sporting and cultural facilities are available locally with easy access to the main urban and recreational areas of central Scotland. There are excellent rail and motorway transport links to the major UK network and Edinburgh Airport provides easy access to extensive domestic and international flights.

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