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Leven, Fife

AmbulanceScottish
Civil parishScoonie
Council areaFife
CountryScotland
Dialling code01333
FireScottish
Lieutenancy areaFife
OS grid referenceNO384007
PoliceScotland
Population8,850 (2008 est.)
Post townLEVEN
Postcode districtKY8
Scottish ParliamentMid Fife and Glenrothes
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
UK ParliamentGlenrothes and North East Fife
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Leven, town in Scoonie Parish, Fife, on the NE side of the mouth of the River just describe. It has station on the Leven and East of Fife section of the North British Railway system, from Thornton Junction to Anstruther, and is by rail 26 miles NNE of Edinburgh, 17 NE of Burntisland, 10 NE of Kirkcaldy, 6 E by N of Thornton Junction, and 13 W by S of Anstruther. Originally a small weaving village of some antiquity, and a burgh of barony, it has since developed into a seaport and a Centre of manufacture of considerable importance. It includes the hamlet of Scoonieburn, and is separated by the Leven River from the village of Inverleven or Dubbieside in the Parish of Markinch. It is Police burgh, having at the beginning of 1867 adopted the General Police Act of 1862. There are three main streets with cross streets, but the town is irregularly build, though there are some good houses, particularly towards Links to E, where there are a number of villas. The road to Inverleven crosses the River by handsome stone Bridge. The harbour ranks a creek under Kirkcaldy port, and prior to 1876, was simply a natural inlet at the mouth of the River, difficult to access, but admitting vessels of 300 tons to small quay built about 1833. Under the Leven Harbour Act, however, of 1876, new wet Dock, River wall, protection wall, and railway siding, were constructed at a cost of £40 000, and opened in 1880. The dock is 500 feet long and 250 broad, and has 16 feet of water on the sill at ordinary tides. Vessels of 800 tons can now be load, but financially scheme has not been successful, and trust has disposed of work to the proprietor. New Docks to be erected at Methil will probably still further lessen trade. Principal imports are flax and tow, barley, timber, pig-iron, and bones; and principal exports-coal, linen, and linen-yarn, whisky, bone-dust, cast-iron, and potatoes. The industries of place are flax-spinning, linen-weaving, and seed-crushing, while in the neighbourhood there are extensive foundries, bone-dust and corn mills, bleach-fields, brick-works, and rope-works. Public halls are town-hall, with accommodation for 600, and Gardeners' hall, with accommodation for 400. There is also a drill-hall. People's or Greig Institute is an institution akin to mechanics' Institute, and is due to popular movement began in 1871. The first building occupied was the old UP Church, but in 187273 present two-story structure, containing a library, reading-room, billiard-room, bath-rooms, and classroom, etc., Was erected by public subscription, at a cost of £2000. The name was given in honour of Mr Greig of Glencarse, who gave the site and subscribed £1000 to the Building fund. Establish Church-Parish Church of Scoonie-In Durie Street, was erected in 1775, enlarged in 1822, and had a new porch added in 1883; it contains 1000 sittings.

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History

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School BoardSchoolAccommodation for scholarsAverage attendance
ScoonieLeven824754
Smithy Green876532

In addition to the Parish Church, there was also an Episcopal Church, Free Church and a Relief Church. The Old Statistical Account gave this information about Dissenters: there are not more than 150 separatists from the established Church, of whom nearly one half are Burgher Seceders 35 Antiburghers 34 of Relief Society 2 Independents 3 Episcopalians New Statistical Account gave this information: 1 Independent and 1 Relief chapel in Parish. Dissenters of all denominations-156 families, 827 individuals. There are 2 Episcopalians, and 62 who attend no stated place of worship. 1865 Ecclesiastical Directory lists Parish Church, United Presbyterian Church, Episcopal Church, and Free Church. Information and pictures of churches at the Scottish Churches website. Scoonie Kirk Session: Leven Relief Congregation, later United Presbyterian, John's unite Free and Church of Scotland: Leven, Free Church, United Free Forman, Church of Scotland, unite in 1975 with Leven, John's, as Leven, Andrew's: you can see Maps Centre on OS grid reference NO376041, Scoonie which are provided by: OpenStreetMap Google Maps StreetMap bing OldMaps Old Maps Online national Library of Scotland vision of Britain magic GeoHack all places within same township / Parish show on OpenStreetMap map. Nearby townships / parishes are shown on the OpenStreetMap map. Nearby places are shown on the OpenStreetMap map. Parish is included in Andrew Campbell's compilation of Fife Shopkeepers and Traders 1820-1870 taken from newspapers and directories. It is available in most Fife reference libraries, in libraries of Family History societies, and in the Manuscript Department of Special Collections Department of Andrews University Library. It is also available as Fife Traders and Shopkeepers on CD from Fife Family History Society. There is a series of articles about many Fife Family businesses in Fife Family History Society's Journal, New Series 11. Prior TO 1824, wills, testaments & inventories of residents of Scoonie may be found in either Andrews Commissariot or Edinburgh Commissariot records. From 1824 TO 1960, Commissary business was conducted by Sheriff Court of Fife at Cupar. From 1960, it has been conducted at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court. Indexes and finding aids are given on the main Fife page. Local sources worth searching for deeds include Andrews Commissary Court and Cupar Sheriff Court. School Board records and / or school logbooks are held at Fife Council Archive Centre. Scoonie records: Leven Secondary School Log books, 1934-1964. Leven Public School Log books, 1873-1926. Leven West Public School Log books, 1873-1910. Scoonie School Board Minutes, 1873-1918. Agatha's Primary School Admissions Registers, 1934-1951. Smithygreen Primary School Log books, 1881-1947 1947-1975; admission Registers, 1891-1974. Leven School Management Committee Minutes, 1919-1930. Entries less than 50 years old may contain sensitive personal information and are not on open access. If you are a former pupil, you are entitled to see your own entry. Please contact the Archivist for further details. Education statistics for Fife schools in 1891-2 list the following Board schools in the Parish:

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Leisure and tourism

Continuing along Fife Coastal Path, youll find the town of Dalgety Bay and Davids Harbour. Once known as Edinburgh commuter town, Dalgety Bay enjoys higher house prices than other surrounding areas and it is quite easy to see why. Spectacular view of bridges, wooded walking Path for dog owners, three bars which sell meals, and our favourite, Dalgety Bay Fish and Chip Shop, can also be found in the Bay. Buy some chips and eat them in a car in front of the sea, how Scottish. Dalgety Bay can be reached by train, bus, or car. Dalgety Bay train station has bike lockers and a free car park 16 miles away

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Education

Currently, town is home to three primary schools. Two of which are non-denominational-Mountfleurie and Parkhill and the other is denominational-Agatha's. Parkhill Primary School, which serves the centre of town, opened in 1910, initially as an infant school before accepting primary school pupils in 1957. Mountfleurie Primary School, on other hand, opened in 1957 with an infant department in 1974. The school also has speech and language classes which officially started in 1990. Agatha's RC Primary School, which dates from 1975, following re-location from Methil, Fife has a catchment area stretching from East Wemyss to Lower Largo. For Secondary schooling, most children within Leven will go to Levenmouth Academy. Previously, students would attend either Kirkland or Buckhaven high schools but these schools were merged to form Levenmouth Academy.

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Twin Towns

The official Twinning agreement between Leven and southern French Town will be signed next month. A delegation of 34 people will travel to Bruges near Bordeaux in late June to formalise links between the two areas. The group will include school pupils, teachers, representatives from a number of local organisations and members of the Town Twinning Association. A Local councillor will also join the trip as representative of Fife Provost Jim Leishman. The Twinning initiative has been hailed as a fantastic opportunity to forge links with another part of Europe and Fife Councils ' Levenmouth area committee has agreed to fund the £6 800 cost of the visit. Half of that will be paid back after fundraising by Levenmouth Town Twinning Association. Local councillor Alistair Hunter said the agreement was a prime example of how council could help young people see a bit of the world. The world is a big place and they can be part of that as active participants, he say. These are some of the life-changing things that in 20 years they will still be talking about. He add: You ca overstate the importance of cultural links. In a report to the committee, area manager David Paterson said Levenmouth had already been represented at Bruges Christmas Market in 2014 and 2015 and a delegation had visited Bruges last summer. It was agreed that there would be a specific focus on developing links that encourage activities and interaction between young people from both communities, links between sports clubs as well as links between groups that play music of all types, he say. Plans are already under way for local people to be involved in a football tournament and music festival in France. There would also be encouragement between local businesses and, where appropriate and mutually advantageous, this aspect will develop over time. Mr Paterson described the June delegation as a significant event which would allow a number of connections to be make.

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