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Inverkeithing Town Information

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Inverkeithing probably began when Agricola had a Roman encampment in this area around AD 78-87. Strategically the location was important because it was an ideal ferry point on the Firth of Forth.

A Royal Burgh since 1165, the town has many interesting historic buildings. St Peter's Kirk dates back to the 5th century, Inverkeithing Priory and the Mercat Cross (Market Cross) to the 14th Century and Fordell's Lodging to the 17th.

The Inverkeithing museum is itself located on the upper floor of a 14th century friary guest house. The small gallery contains local photographs, paintings and artefacts. Of particular interest are items which once belonged to Admiral Sir Samuel Greig, an Inverkeithing man who became famous as the ''Father of the Russian Navy''.

Admission is free. Sorry, no disabled access.

Not surprisingly, the area was the location of the Battle of Inverkeithing where, in 1651 Oliver Cromwell's army overran the supporters of Charles II as they made their advance north towards Perth.

Inverkeithing High Street - Photo © Simon Johnston
Inverkeithing High Street -
Photo: Simon Johnston CCL