A northern suburb of Glenrothes in Fife, Collydean is situated 1¼ miles (2 km) north northwest of the town centre. It was developed from the early 1980s and includes a neighbourhood centre, a primary school (opened in 1981), together with Collydean Granary Baptist Church which opened in the granary of the former Collydean Farm in 1982. The streets in the west of the district are named after places in Aberdeenshire (Aboyne, Dunecht, Ellon, Kemnay, Rhynie and Torphins) and those to the east after North Sea oilfields (Alwyn, Brae, Brent, Claymore, Dunlin, Heather, Magnus, Montrose, Murchison, Piper, Tern and Thistle). There are three exceptions; Rockfield Gardens and Wilmington Drive are named after cities in the USA, while Heimdal Gardens takes its name from Norway. A later private development to the north of Pitcairn Avenue draws its names from hills and an Aberdeenshire valley (Scaraben, Benvane, Cromdale and Strathdon).

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