Below are photos and some information on a few of Kirkcaldy's many interesting buildings, past and present...



Merchants House

Merchant’s House

Qeens Tower, Ravenscraig Castle

Ravenscraig Castle

Linoleum Works

Linoleum Works

Philp School

Philp School, Linktown

Whyte House

Whyte House


Harbourmasters Office

Listed A

The castle is the oldest building in Kirkcaldy. Construction began in 1460 at the order of King James II of Scotland.

Listed B

Built in 1590 for a  rich merchant called David Law.

Listed A

Featured on the BBC 2 Restoration programme.

One of three Philp schools in the Kirkcaldy area.

Listed B

Built in 1790.

Listed B

This building once played an important part in the running of a busy harbour.



Category A:

Buildings of national or international importance, either architectural or historic, or fine little-altered examples of some particular period, style or building type.


Category B:

Buildings of regional or more than local importance, or major examples of some particular period, style or building type which may have been altered.


Category C(S):

Buildings of local importance, lesser examples of any period, style or building type, as originally constructed or altered; and simple, traditional buildings which group well with others in categories A and B or are part of a planned group such as an estate or an industrial complex.  


Buildings may also be linked in A or B class groups to indicate their position in relation to a wider set of buildings with which they form a functionally related whole such as an industrial estate, an urban square or a village high street.


Harbourmasters Office

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