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Stravithie


Fife

A settlement in east Fife, Stravithie is situated within an estate of the same name on the Kenly Water 3 miles (5 km) southeast of St Andrews. Stravithie was acquired by Margaret Erskine, wife of Sir William Douglas of Loch Leven who was Mary Queen of Scots' jailer in 1567-68. She passed the lands on to James Stewart, Earl of Moray, her son by King James V. The estate later came to be associated with the Sprot family, one of whom, the Tory MP Sir Alexander Sprot, unseated the famous Liberal Prime Minister Herbert Asquith in 1918. There was once a railway station here, which opened on the Fife Coastal Railway in 1883, but this entire line closed in 1965.


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