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Kirkcaldy

(The Lang Toun)

Classification and Statistics

Settlement Type: town
Population (2001): 46912    
(1991): 47155
(1981): 46520
(1971): 50360
(1961): 52390
(1951): 49050
(1901): 36064
(Police Burgh)
(1881): 13320
(1871): 12422
(1861): 10841
(1851): 10475
(1841): 5704

Tourist Rating: One Star
Text of Entry Updated: 17-FEB-2016
Location

Latitude: 56.1117°N Longitude: 3.1593°W
National Grid Reference: NT 280 916
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History
During World War II, Nairn's linoleum works was converted to the production of armaments and is notable for producing the casings for the 'earthquake' tall-boy and grand-slam bombs. At 12,000 lbs and 22,000 lbs respectively, these were the largest non-atomic bombs ever used in war.

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