Sunday, August 12, 2007

Auchtermuchty Festival North Fife

Auchtermuchty (Gaelic: Uachdar Mucadaidh - English interpretation: "Field of Boars") is a town in Fife, Scotland, situated beside Pitlour Hill nine miles north of Glenrothes. Until 1975 it was a royal burgh, established under charter of King James V in 1517. There is evidence of human habitation in the area dating back over 2,000 years, and the Romans are known to have established a camp in the southeast corner of the town. In the past, the linen industry was a major source of work in the town, but in the early 18th century the firm of John White was established, bringing the town its first foundry (there were two eventually). There was even a distillery in operation from 1829 to 1929, when Prohibition in the U.S.A. led to its closure. The town nowadays is a quiet but thriving community, situated in the Scottish countryside, where there are several local recreational footpaths. There is a modest range of local industry, but most people of working age travel outwith the town for employment. The population of Auchtermuchty at the 2001 Census was 2,010.
This year is the 25th anniversary of the Music Festival.

The town was used as the location for Tannochbrae in the 1990s TV series Dr Finlay's Casebook.

People begin to enjoy, grab the moment and become.

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