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UK Counties & Regions - Scotland - Fife

Post 1


We’re in the process of putting together an h2g2 Edited Guide entry for each and every one of the UK’s Counties and Regions – and we’d like you to help us write them!

Ideally we’re looking for a volunteer to take on the job of putting together an entry on Fife, covering the following kind of basic information:

- General location in the UK, including all of the bordering regions.

- The main towns and cities there

- A very basic history of the region (which, for those created in more recent times might include a little background about the region before the county was formed). Some counties/regions will be famous for specific key events in history, which we'd also like to know about.

- Any geographical features (lakes in Cumbria, Peak District in Derbyshire, Pennines in Yorkshire/Greater Manchester)

- Links to other related entries for the region.

If you’ve also got the time, we’d love to see the following kind of thing in the entry too:

basic statistical data (population, size, house prices, etc); famous sons and daughters from that region (actors, sports stars, musicians?); any notable places to visit and things to do (castles, theme parks, shopping centres); TV/film appearances that might give people an idea of what the county is like, etc, etc.

If you feel that you haven’t got the time to devote to writing a whole County/Region by yourself, then please help us get the work up and going by posting any relevant facts, figures, bits of trivia or the like to this conversation thread – which will GREATLY help the person who eventually writes up the whole article. Thanks in advance for your contributions to this massive h2g2 project!

Cheers! smiley - cheers


UK Counties & Regions - Scotland - Fife

Post 2


Here's a start for anyone doing a guide to Fife:

Fife is that bit of Scotland above Edinburgh and below Dundee that looks like a Scottie Dog. It has miles and miles of beautiful coastline including the fishing villages of the East Neuk. Most people get to Fife over the Forth or Tay Bridges.

Fife has a population of over 350,000 people. It's main towns are Dunfermline (ancient capital of Scotland), St Andrews (home of golf), Kirkcaldy (the lang toun, famous for linoleum), Glenrothes (one of Scotland's New Towns) and Cupar (market town).

History - originally settled by the picts, home of kings and queens of Scotland in Royal Dunfermline. Robert the Bruce is buried in Dunfermline Abbey.

Famous (but dead) Fifers include Adam Smith and Andrew Carnegie. Famous (and alive) Fifers include Dougray Scott, Edith Bowman, Ian Rankin and Iain Banks.

UK Counties & Regions - Scotland - Fife

Post 3


That's an excellent start! Hurrah! smiley - smiley


UK Counties & Regions - Scotland - Fife

Post 4


I'm delighted to announce that we already have two County entries in Peer Review, waiting to receive any bouquets or brickbats that people might lob in their general direction! If you're currently either working on or contributing to a County entry of your own right now, you might like to have a quick look to see how some other researchers have tackled this challenge. They are: County Fermanagh (A6092606) and Norfolk (A6108473).

Hope you enjoy reading them! smiley - smiley


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