Tulliyies Standing Stones

Tuilyies standing stones, beside the A985 road above Torryburn

Torryburn is a village in Scotland, lying on the north shore of the Firth of Forth. It is one of a number of old port communities that have existed on this coast and at one point even served as port for Dunfermline.[1] It lies in the Bay of Torry in South Western Fife.

History Edit

Torryburn grew around coal mining in the 19th century.[2]

Edited from Westwood's Directory for the counties of Fife & Kinross published 1862: "Torryburn parish is bounded by the Firth of Forth, Perthshire, Saline, Carnock and Dunfermline. It measures about 5 miles by 3. There are small piers at Crombie and Torryburn, but their importance is not so great as when they formed the port for Dunfermline. The village of Torryburn stands on the coast. A number of the inhabitants are weavers, producing damasks for Dunfermline and cotton goods for Glasgow. The parish church is at Torryburn, and there is a Free Church at Torry. "

Miscellaneous Edit

In 1822 Alison Cunningham was born in Torryburn. She later became the nurse to Robert Louis Stevenson.[2]


  1. ^ Gazetteer for Scotland - [1]
  2. ^ a b Gazetteer for Scotland

See alsoEdit

Coordinates: 56°03′N 3°33′W / 56.05, -3.55

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