Royal Burgh of Kinghorn - for residents and visitors alike

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About Us and the History of Kinghorn Exhibition of the work professional artists in Kinghorn

Kinghorn is a large village of 3150 population, which boasts a charter making it a Royal Burgh, with a history going back to the medieval kings of Scotland.  It was here that Alexander III died, leading to internal strife and a fight to retain independence from England.

Kinghorn nestles between the sandy, rocky coast and the loch.

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The Kinghorn Artist’s exhibition has become a popular annual event in Fife since the first opening in 2003. The exhibition runs for nine days during the last week in July and is held in Kinghorn Community Centre.  This year there have also been exhibitions in the newly completed gallery at the Station House.

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Three sets of pages on Birds around Kinghorn Loch

See Bird Surveys.

See birds on the loch.

See Danny Wallace’s gallery.

Information on the environment of Kinghorn

The striking feature of the landscape are the remnants of volcanic vents and lava flows some 300 million years old. These form the nearby hill of The Binn (at 191 metres), the rounded peaks of the Lomond Hills to the north, the island of Inchkeith and of course the rock of Edinburgh Castle, Salisbury Crags and Arthurs Seat to the south. The Coastal Path looks out on numerous islets, rock pools and small beaches….…………….……….See More.

People often contact us with family history enquiries about Kinghorn or about the surname Kinghorn. Whilst we cannot help with individual enquiries we have put some sources here that people can follow up themselves. If you are researching an ancestor who lived in Kinghorn then we hope that you will find the links here useful. More links will be added with future updates.

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Oh lonely loch my land of dreams

How far how far the memories seem

Yet lonely loch can I forget

The place where childhood sweethearts met

Where hand in hand we gaily wandered

And by the burn side meandered

Past the pond where duck and swan

Glide and chatter and adorn……………….

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Look at the galleries of photographs of our wild flowers.

This will soon be expanded, now we have someone who can identify them!!!!!!!!!

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Kinghorn Loch Users Group (KLUG) is a  part of Craigencalt Rural Community Trust (CRCT), a charity dedicated to the maintenance and enhancement of the countryside around Kinghorn.  There are many projects on the go on Kinghorn Loch and the paths.  KLUG brings together everyone with a love of the loch - water sports (non-motorised), fishermen, sailors, walkers, landowners, bird watchers, Sustainable Communities Initiative and Ecology Centre - to maintain and improve the experience.   See more.

Plenty on the recreational front, and three holiday parks. The adjoining tourist centres of Burntisland and Aberdour add to the range of attractions and all are connected by train on the north-east main line to Edinburgh and Dundee.

Kinghorn beach is an attractive sheltered bay with plenty of sand and a great place for families.  The boathouse of the Kinghorn Lifeboat is situated here and is called out to boats at risk in the open waters of the Firth of Forth.  The beach looks out onto Inchkeith  Island and across the firth to Arthurs Seat and the castle in Edinburgh and the Pentland Hills.  See More

Come & Try Day - every May

A great success this year for the sixth “Come & Try” event at Kinghorn Loch, organised by Kinghorn Loch Users Group.  The weather was pleasant and dry with a little wind - ideal for the purpose.  By 5pm the adults were exhausted.  There were teas and scones that were very poular.  Thank you so much to Kinghorn sailing Club and Kirkcaldy Canoe Club.   See more.

The new Craigencalt Rural Community Trust (CRCT)

The Craigencalt Rural Community Trust (CRCT) was launched on 3rd February with a brand new website.  CRCT is dedicated to maintaining and improving the Craigencalt area of countryside around Kinghorn, for the benefit of residents and visitors alike. The charity will be working with everyone with an interest in the area, including the landowners, and this has already been very beneficial in opening up and improving Rodanbraes, the Doric Well Path, North Mire Path and completing a nesting platform and maintenance work on the jetty and the barley straw rafts.

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By Train.
Kinghorn is on the East Coast Main Line and most main line trains stop at Inverkeithing and Kirkcaldy (3 miles). Local trains from Edinburgh stop at Kinghorn every 30 minutes for most of the day.  Last local train from Edinburgh to Dundee stopping at Kinghorn is 23.09 taking 39 minutes. For train times see train line.

By Bus.
Number 7 and 7A, Kirkcaldy-Dunfermline pass though Kinghorn every 30 minutes and 57, X57 go to Ferrytoll with services to the Airport (747) and Edinburgh (various). See Travelline for details.

Download Acrobat Reader to read documents  on this site. Contact details for the Community Centre Community Centre diary of classes The Bay Hotel at Pettycur Auld Hoose



The Auld Hoose

6-8 Nethergate,

Kinghorn, KY3 9SY

01592 890320

Coastal Therapies

The Pathways group is making great progress on improving Rodanbraes Path in co-operation with Rio Tinto Alcan.  Alcan has been extremely generous in their help.  See More.

There have also been two major international events championing the remediation of Whinnyhall Tip and recovery of the loch in the 1980’s.  See More.

The Marine Conservation Society has another Beach Clean and Survey on 15th September - contact Carol Rhodes to help.