Monday, 30 June 2008

Happy Birthday Glenrothes!

Glenrothes is celebrating its 60th anniversary. The town, constructed under the New Towns Act (Scotland) in 1948, was initially designed to accomodate miners at the Rothes Colliery, but this closed just four years later. It was later reinvented as an electronics centre, and then later still as the seat of local government for Fife.

I spent three interesting months with Fife Council's Trading Standards department in Glenrothes in 2005 as part of a BBC Scotland documentary series called The Enforcers, and one other thing that I can absolutely confirm is that the town also does a great line in roundabouts! But it has some great pubs and friendly folk, and hopefully the locals will have a wee bevy or two to celebrate!

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