Saline, Fife facts for kids
|Saline shown within Fife|
|Population||1,188 2001 Census|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
At the 2001 Census the population was 1188, a decline from the 1235 recorded in the 1991 Census. The village has a primary school, a parish church and a golf course. The glen runs from the bottom of the main street through to neighbouring Steelend.
The civil parish has a population of 1,762 (in 2011) and an area of 8,757 acres.
Formerly a weaving centre, Saline was not much redeveloped during the 19th and 20th centuries as the expansion of industrial mining in west Fife largely passed it by. As a result, Saline contains a sizable number of listed buildings, mostly 18th century weavers' cottages.
The village is dominated to the east-north-east by Saline Hill, 359 meters OD, with a hill fort on the eastern summit. The smaller hill to the south of east at Bandrum has a standing stone on the peak.
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