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Markinch, Fife

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Markinch, Fife

Markinch is a small town situated in the heart of Fife, in the eastern central lowlands of Scotland. According to an estimate taken in 2008, the town has a population of 2,420. Markinch sits immediately east of Fife's administrative centre and former new town, Glenrothes.
Administrative CountyFife
Traditional CountyFife
OS GridNO2901
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityFife
Fire and Rescue AuthorityFife
Fire and Rescue AuthorityFife
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01592

Markinch, Fife in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Markinch, small town and par. with ry. sta. (Mark-inch Junction), Fife - par., 9821 ac., pop. 5863; town, 4¼ miles E. of Leslie and 11½ miles SW. of Cupar, pop. 1273; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; the inhabitants are employed in the neighbouring mills and bleachfields.

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