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Homes and facilities in Dunfermline

Homes in the area

New build homes, Dunfermline

New build homes, Dunfermline

New Islay Road

New Islay Road development

Fife Housing Group has a total of 437  homes in the Dunfermline Area.

These are situated in:

The Abbeyview Area –mainly two and three bedroomed cottage types

The Dunfermline Eastern Expansion area to the east of Linburn Road – new build two and three bedroomed houses and flats

North of the A823 Hospital Hill – mainly cottage type houses and flats.

They are made up of a mixture of older cottage-type homes and new build houses and flats. The latest development  of 23 homes on Duncan Crescent was completed last year.

Fife Housing Group and Persimmon Homes are developing a further site at Islay Road with 33 homes including one and two-bedroomed flats and five cottage-type houses.


The Abbeyview area lies to the east of Dunfermline and has a population of around 8500. Much of it was developed in the 1950s and 1960s and comprises mainly cottage-type housing and flats. Much of FHG’s housing in this area is former Scottish Homes stock dating from 1945.

Plans to regenerate and revive the area were launched by Fife Housing Group and partners, including Fife Council and the local community in 2000. This has involved demolition of many of the older and hard-to-let properties and the rebuilding of energy-efficient, modern homes. In the past 15 years a total of 170 new homes have been built at a cost of £17.5million.

Dunfermline’s Eastern Expansion lies in the area between Linburn Road and the M90. Scheduled for new development at the end of the 1990s the area has seen around 4000 homes built since 2002.

Facilities in the area


The areas are served by the following primary schools

  • Lynburn Primary School – Dunfermline
  • Pitreavie Primary School – Dunfermline
  • Duloch Primary School – Dunfemline
  • Pitcorthie Primary School – Dunfermline (scheduled for closure)
  • Calaiswood Primary School, offering additional support

The local secondary schools are

  • Woodmill High School, Dunfermline (community use)
  • Dunfermline High School, Dunfermline (community use)
  • St Columba’s RC High School, Dunfermline


There is a small shopping area in the Abbeyview estate and larger Ald and Tesco supermarkets in the Duloch Area. There is a shopping centre and other retail facilities in Dunfermline town centre


The Abbeyview Estate is served by regular local bus services. The nearest railway stations are Dunfermline Town and Dunfermline Queen Margaret. It is close to the M90 motorway which links to the north and the road network to Edinburgh.

Other facilities

To find out about other facilities in your area go to Fife Council Your Town Index