Strathkinness

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Strathkinness
Strathkinness is located in Fife
Strathkinness
Strathkinness
 Strathkinness shown within Fife
Population 925 (2006)
OS grid reference NO458162
Council area Fife
Lieutenancy area Fife
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ST. ANDREWS
Postcode district KY16
Dialling code 01334
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament North East Fife
Scottish Parliament North East Fife
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 56°20′08″N 2°52′37″W / 56.3356°N 2.8769°W / 56.3356; -2.8769

Strathkinness is a small village located 3 miles to the west of St Andrews in North East Fife.

A key characteristic of the village is the newly developed housing in the center of the village.[1] As of July 2014 most houses have been completed including a selection of affordable housing.

Children in Strathkinness and the neighbouring village of Blebo Craigs go to Strathkinness Primary School. Children of age for secondary school normally attend Madras College in St Andrews.

History[edit]

A book entitled Strathkinness: a Glimpse of a Scottish Village has been posted to the web, and is accessible via the Strathkinness Community Council website.[2][3]

Parish Church[edit]

Strathkinness Parish Church is part of the Church of Scotland. It has been linked with Hope Park Church, St Andrews since 2005.

On 27 October 2010, the Reverend David Arnott (who was minister of Strathkinness Parish Church from 2005 until 2010) was nominated to be the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland for 2011-2012.

Facilities[edit]

Strathkinness has a primary school, a village hall, a church, a pub with a restaurant, two large parks with play-areas and several bed and breakfasts. There was once a Post Office, but it was closed due to a lack of profit.

There is a campsite around a mile along the High Road towards Pitscottie.

Rufflets is a 4 star hotel, on the B939 Strathkinness Low Road, about halfway to St Andrews.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Development affecting Strathkinness". Strathkinness Community Council. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "History of Strathkinness village". Strathkinness Community Council. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Nelda Seed (1986). Strathkinness: a Glimpse of a Scottish Village. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 

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