Windygates in postcards

Windygates is a small village and surrounding district in central Fife, Scotland.

It encompasses the villages hamlets and estates of Wellsgreen Farm, Little Lun Farm, Woodbank Farm, The Maw (a former farming community), Cameron, Isabella, Smithyhill, Cameronbridge, Bridgend, Durie Estate, Duniface Farm, Haughmill (a former weaving community), Drumcaldie, The Meetings (Confluence of Rivers Leven and Ore), Bankhead of Balcurvie, Fernhill, Fernbank (both former farms), Balcurvie Village (a former weaving community), Little Balcurvie, Hawthorn Bank, Kennowayburns and Windygates Village itself. Housing demands of the 20th century brought all of these, almost forgotten identities, together into a district now commonly known as Windygates.

Today ‘Windygates’ is situated along the A911 road after its sister village Milton of Balgonie, the A915 after ‘Grahams Folly’ Wood and the A916 after Kennoway.

The Windygates Hotel at the village cross was originally a coaching inn, and there were toll gates at the cross until the late 19th century, when the village grew to accommodate the nearby Cameron Bridge distillery.

Cameron Hospital is a Community Hospital near Windygates.

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