Methil is an eastern coastal town in Scotland. It was part of the former Burgh of Buckhaven and Methil. It lies within a continuous urban area described as Levenmouth. Methil lies geographically between Largo bay to the east and Wemyss Bay to the west. Previously an industrial maritime powerhouse of the region, it is now redirecting itself towards a green energy future. One boundary delineating Methil from its adjacent towns is the River Leven. Immediately adjacent to the mouth of the river, was Methil power station, demolished in 2011 due to concerns about its dangerous proximity to the waters edge.