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Saline
Saline shown within Fife
Population 1,188 2001 Census
OS grid reference NT022924
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Fife
Fire Fife
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Dunfermline and West Fife
Scottish Parliament
  • Dunfermline
List of places
UK
Scotland
Coordinates: 56°06′54″N 3°34′26″W / 56.115°N 3.574°W / 56.115; -3.574

Saline is a village and parish in Fife, Scotland, situated 5 miles (8.0 km) to the north-west of Dunfermline. It lies in an elevated position on the western slopes of the Cleish Hills.

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.

Saline - geograph.org.uk - 124257
Saline Primary School and its "Sitooterie" - geograph.org.uk - 137341
Saline Primary School and its "Sitooterie" in the snow

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