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Kinghorn, Fife

{{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:56.07|-3.17|region:GB_type:city(2930)|||||| |primary |name= }} Kinghorn 240px Kinghorn is located in ScotlandKinghornKinghorn Population 2,930  OS grid reference NT271869 Council area Fife Lieutenancy area Fife Country Scotland Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town Burntisland Postcode district KY3 Dialling code 01592 Police Scottish Fire Ambulance Scottish EU Parliament Scotland UK Parliament Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath Scottish Parliament Kirkcaldy List of places UK Scotland Kinghorn is a town in Fife, Scotland. A seaside resort with two beaches, Kinghorn Beach and Pettycur Bay, plus a fishing port, it stands on the north shore of the Firth of Forth, opposite Edinburgh. According to the 2008 population estimate, the town has a population of 2,930. Known as the place where King Alexander III of Scotland died, it lies on the A921 road and the Fife Coastal Path. Kinghorn railway station is on the Edinburgh to Aberdeen and Fife Circle railway lines. Kinghorn only has a primary school so high school pupils must travel by bus to Balwearie High School in Kirkcaldy. The town's lifeboat station is one of Scotland's busiest - regularly getting called out to all sorts of emergencies in the Firth. Currently stationed at Kinghorn is an Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat, B-836 "Tommy Niven".
Post townBurntisland
Administrative CountyFife
Traditional CountyFife
OS GridNT2686
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityFife
Fire and Rescue AuthorityFife
Fire and Rescue AuthorityFife
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01592

Other names by which Kinghorn, Fife has been known in the past

Ceann Gorm ~ Kingshorne

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

Kinghorn, parl. and royal burgh, and par., with ry. sta., Fife, on Firth of Forth, 2¾ miles NE. of Burntisland and 3 miles S. of Kirkcaldy - par., 5212 ac., pop. 3650; royal burgh, pop. 1439; parl. burgh, pop. 1790; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. The par. comprises the island of Inchkeith. Kinghorn is a royal burgh under a charter of Alexander III., who was killed at Kinghorn Ness, 12th March 1286, while riding from Inverkeithing to Kinghorn Tower. In 1881 two 18-ton guns were placed in battery on Kinghorn Ness, in connection with the fortifications of Inchkeith. The inhabitants of Kinghorn find employment in two flax-spinning mills, a. bleachfield, a glue factory, and an iron-shipbuilding yard. In the W. vicinity of the burgh is Kinghorn Loch. Kinghorn forms one of the Kirkcaldy District of Parliamentary Burghs, which returns 1 member.

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