Homes in the area
Fife Housing Group has a total of 460 homes in the Rosyth area. They include:
Central Rosyth – 364 distinctive cottage-type houses, two bungalows and 48 four-in-a block flats built at the beginning of the 20th-Century.
Castlandhill Road – 18 flats.
Boyle Drive – 16 cottages, eight bungalows and four four-in-a-block flats.
Rosyth was a largely rural community until construction of the town’s Naval Dockyard started in 1909. Housing was urgently needed to provide accommodation for the 2000 workers involved in the building and running of the dockyard, many of whom were living in tin shacks or boarding houses.
The garden city movement, pioneered in England by Ebeneezer Howard, was becoming increasingly popular. Howard was deeply concerned about social issues and believed families could only thrive with their own house, garden, allotments, parks and other amenities.
Designed by architects Greig and Fairbairn, Rosyth was built using garden city principles. Construction was coordinated by the Scottish National Housing Company, specially created for the project. The need for housing had become so urgent, the Rosyth development was exempt from the planning laws of the time. The first house was officially opened in 1916 with 1800 homes completed by 1918. The unique nature of Rosyth made it a draw for visitors even 10 years after it had been built.
Rosyth Dockyard, run by Babcock Engineering, is still a major employer in the area and is currently involved in building warships for the Royal Navy. Other major employers close to Rosyth include Sky and Amazon.
Rosyth is served by the following primary schools:
- Camdean Primary School, Rosyth
- Kings Road Primary School, Rosyth
- Park Road Primary School, Rosyth
- St John’s RC Primary School, Rosyth
The area is served by the following secondary schools:
- Dunfermline High School
- St Columba’s RC High School.
There are a large number of local shops and other facilities and a Tesco supermarket in the town. There is also a main shopping complex and number of superstores in nearby Dunfermline.
Rosyth is served by a frequent local bus service with the nearby Ferrytoll Park and Ride bus station running regular express services to Edinburgh and the north. There is a railway station on the Fife Circle Line at Rosyth and other stations within easy travelling distance in Inverkeithing and Dunfermline. Rosyth is close to the M90 motorway with links to the north and Edinburgh. It is also on the A985 which links to Kincardine Bridge and the motorway network to Glasgow.
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