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Saline


Fife

A former weaving village in West Fife, Saline has many interesting 18th Century cottages that have survived despite the extensive development of mining in the neighbourhood during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Running parallel to the Saline Burn, its main street stretches down a slope that looks towards the Ochil Hills, with Saline Hill rising to a height of 359m (1178 feet) to the northeast. Held for many years by the Earls of Mar, Saline was often visited by Sir Walter Scott who stayed at nearby Nether Kinneddar, the home of his friend William Erskine, Lord Kinneddar, to whom he dedicated the Third Canto of his novel Marmion.

The village has a 9 hole golf course, a community leisure centre, a primary school (built as Saline Public School in 1875) and a parish church (Saline & Blairingone Church) built in 1810 to a Tudor Gothic design by William Stark.


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