Gathering Glenrothes’ Stories

Writer and TV historian Daniel Gray is leading our ongoing ReimagiNation residency in Glenrothes, which sees him work with local teenagers and adults to distil their tales of life in the town across its seven decades of existence, and what they think the future might hold for Fife’s New Town. Here he shares his thoughts so far. Under Fife, black …

Is this your Glenrothes?

We’ve been asking past and present residents of Glenrothes to share their feelings on the town and their lives in it, as well as their hopes and fears for the future, as we prepare to head to Fife for the next leg of our ReimagiNation tour of Scotland’s New Towns. Read on below for a selection of their responses so …

Tell us about Glenrothes

Glenrothes was designated as Scotland’s second post-war New Town in 1948, and in the spring of 2018 we’ll be marking this 70th anniversary by taking our ReimagiNation tour to the town, culminating in a festival in May. Unusually among the New Towns, Glenrothes was not designed as an overspill site for Glasgow, but as a development to house workers at …