FIFE – A HISTORY FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY
Fife is fascinating. Central to Scotland’s history, its own story is unique. This new history takes the reader from the earliest times through 11,000 years and up to the present day. Fife has seen seismic change, the emphasis of its economy shifting from agriculture to industry, from textiles to coal and now to a range of modern industries. It is the home of Scotland’s oldest university, the cradle of golf, perhaps our greatest sporting contribution to the world and the birthplace of brilliant men and women who have changed the world. The kingdom of Fife deserves its own story.
Gordon Brown’s family is rooted in Fife. He served the constituencies of Dunfermline East and then Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath from 1983 to 2015, was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1997 to 2007 and Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010.
Alistair Moffat is a writer, broadcaster and historian. From 2011 to 2014, he was the Rector of the University of St Andrews.