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Balfarg

A locality in central Fife situated to the north of Cadham and west of Balbirnie, Balfarg is a residential area now lying within the bounds of Glenrothes, the administrative centre of Fife. Its streets are mostly named after Scottish forests; namely Achray, Affric, Ardgartan, Bennachie, Blairadam, Craigellachie, Darnaway, Edensmuir, Findon, Glenartney, Glendarvel (Glendaruel), Glengarry, Glenorchy, Glentress, Glenurquhart, Kilmichael, Laurieston, Locheil, Mamore, Rannoch, Ratagan, Shin, Strathconon, Strathnairn, Tinnisburn, Torwood and Tummel. Prior to the building of houses in the late 1970s, a significant prehistoric monument known as Balfarg Henge was excavated. A 60-metre-wide earthwork still remains surrounding standing stones that have been restored. Another ancient site, Balfarg Riding School Henge, lies to the east next to the A92 Trunk Road. These prehistoric sites are linked to the nearby Balbirnie Stone Circle and date from the 3rd and 2nd millennia BC.


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