A town and harbour on the
Forth, just west of the Rail Bridge, it owes its
existence to a natural deep channel which made it
ideal as a base for warships in the early 20th
As the town was being planned from scratch, it was laid out as a 'garden city' to house the workers at the dockyard and naval base.
The closure of the dockyard in the 1990s was a blow but Rosyth is now an important ferry port linking Scotland with Europe.