Glenrothes And Markinch

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    Glenrothes is one of Scotland's post-Second World War new towns.

    Located in central Fife, the town was developed during the 1950s and 1960s. It has excellent recreational facilities, including parkland, various sports venues and two golf courses.

    In recent years, Glenrothes has become a focus for electronics manufacturing, earning it the nickname 'Silicon Glen', after Silicon Valley in the USA.

    Markinch lies a few miles east of Glenrothes and combines a historical setting with excellent access to modern amenities and a strong sense of community. St Drostan's Church is the focal point of town and the surrounding conservation area.

    Although a relatively small town, Markinch has two major parks within its boundaries: John Dixon Park provides children's all-weather play facilities and football pitches while Balbirnie Park is a unique facility containing bridle paths, picnic areas, woodland walks, wildlife areas, a caravan site and golf course.

    Every summer, the Markinch Highland Games are held in John Dixon Park.

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